Community Building, Racism

Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

This post on cultural appropriation inspired some very interesting conversations.  Most interesting was the fact that most reactions came from well-meaning individuals who work hard on eliminating prejudices from their day-to-day lives.  It’s difficult for people like us to realise that, despite all the time, energy, and love we put into this cause, we might… Read More Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

Community Building, Personal Development, Racism

Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

Last week’s post on cultural appropriation inspired some very interesting conversations. Most interesting was the fact that most reactions came from well-meaning individuals who work hard on eliminating prejudices from their day-to-day lives. It’s difficult for people like us to realise that, despite all the time, energy, and love we put into this cause, we… Read More Cultural Appropriation: Contextualizing our Work to Eliminate All Prejudices

Empowerement, Racism

Are We Unintentionally Appropriating Black Culture? A Difficult but Important Question to Reflect on

It’s funny how we can fool ourselves into believing we are doing everything we can only to have our eyes opened—sometimes painfully—by something seemingly minor. I have always prided myself on not being racist. While just like everyone else, I make flash judgments based on experience, I am also very aware of this pattern of… Read More Are We Unintentionally Appropriating Black Culture? A Difficult but Important Question to Reflect on

Community, Racism, Royal Wedding

Reflection on the Definition of Modernity

Oftentimes since I first started blogging here I spoke of the concept of “The Other”. A couple of times, I attempted to broach the subject of racism, and how, although we say it’s gone, it’s actually still quite present. I also wrote many times about how puzzling I find it that we tend to venerate… Read More Reflection on the Definition of Modernity