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
There are millions of ways of talking about racism, but sometimes the best way is the simplest and funniest way. Check out a funny yet very sobering clip from The Daily Show here.
A family to herald diversity by Jodi Kantor Published on IHT.com on January 20th, 2009 The president’s elderly Kenyan step-grandmother came, bearing a gift of an oxtail fly whisk. Cousins journeyed from the South Carolina town where the first lady’s great-great-grandfather was born into slavery, while the rabbi in the family came from the synagogue where… Read More Change has already started to come; the White House ain’t that ‘white’ anymore, is it?
Sometimes the questions that we ask are more important than finding answers. As the sometimes oversused saying goes (or a version of it): ‘It’s the road travelled that matters, not the destination’ (I would personally counter that the destination is also important, but that’s just me). In any case, I found a great article regarding… Read More Follow-up post: the debate about Obama’s ethnicity
The best part about blogging is that you don’t have to be a journalist or an author with an officially recognised website. You can be mister or miss anyone, have an opinion and post it on your own blog. While there are many blogs out there that are onlines diaries, many others that are ramblings… Read More The power of blogging when it is well used: A fellow blogger’s response to an AP article