Anti-Racism

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Light-skinned but not immune to colorism

Light Skinned But Not Immune: Privilege and Colorism in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign shares the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the continuums of gender, age, socioeconomic status—and skin tone. Light-skinned people are

Sea front from the sky. Everyday Colorism in the Carribean

Cultivating Self-Love: 4 Women Living in Dark Skin in the Caribbean

The #EverydayColorism campaign is sharing the lived experiences of Caribbean people affected by colorism – discriminatory or preferential treatment of same-race people because of skin tone. Colorism pervades the region, affecting Caribbean people across the spectrums of gender, age, and socioeconomic status. Even highly educated

Woman with a straw hat standing in the water holding coconut water. Photo taken from above. Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean.

We Need to Talk About Everyday Colorism in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches, vibrant music, and warm, friendly people. Yet though the region is an oasis for many, deeply ingrained within its culture is the painful burden of colorism. The term “colorism” was coined in 1982 by Pulitzer-Prize winner Alice

Self Care for Black Women. Black woman smiling with floral crown

Radical Self-Care is a Necessity for Black Women

Growing up, I was taught that black women are strong. That we are the pillars of community. That we raise and protect villages, and that we must uphold our men. We’re expected to this faultlessly and without rest. In activism, black women have been at the forefront of championing change. We’ve lead protests and initiatives in our community such as the “Black Lives Matter” Movement founded by three queer, black women. As much as we’re seen as resilient, fierce and powerful, we aren’t afforded the opportunity to be vulnerable, gentle and tender to ourselves.

Johannesburg. Women's Month in South Africa.

5 Issues South African Women are Facing this Women’s Month & Beyond

I’m sure it has been a difficult year for everyone. This pandemic has re-emphasized what an unequal society we live in. To see how many people are losing their jobs is heartbreaking. The levels of corruption in my country are infuriating. It is disgusting to see how the death of Breonna Taylor or the shooting of Megan thee Stallion has been turned into memes. It is scary to see how many young women are dying for no reason.

Medical professionals protesting racism and implicit bias

Implicit Bias in Healthcare: Unconscious Barriers to Equity

Although the medical profession strives for equal treatment of all patients, disparities in healthcare persist. Though we might not like to admit it, our healthcare systems are still infiltrated with acts of prejudices based on race, ethnicity, gender and much more.

This is what you’ll learn in this article:
• What implicit bias is
• Instances of implicit bias affecting patient care
• How we can overcome implicit biases.

Validity and the White Ideal Photo by Houcine Ncib

Let’s Talk About Validation and the White Ideal

Speak to anyone who has dealt with the experience of being ‘invisible’ in a particular setting, and I guarantee you that it was not pleasant. It takes great effort to work through messages they may have attached to their identity as a result of their existence being implicitly invalidated. This is an experience shared by many people of color facing invisibility because of the white ideal.

We are not going to come to a place of accepting and embracing each other and our differences by denying or invalidating the existence of the parts, features and characteristics that make up who we are as humanity.

Intersectional Activism

My Intersectional Activism as a Black African Muslim Woman

My identities as being a Black Muslim woman who is also African come in one. I experience discrimination in many unique ways: my skin colour, my gender, my religion and being African. Often, the notion of have these identities tend to equate to me being a ‘thug’ (black), a ‘terrorist’ (Muslim), ‘poor’ (African) and oppressed (woman). But I’m here to say that this is not the case and I would not have it any other way. This is why I always emphasise on the importance of intersectional activism.

#SayHerName and #BlackLivesMatter

#SayHerName: An Intersectional and International Perspective on #BlackLivesMatter

In 2015, Sandra Bland died of asphyxiation in police custody. However, her death was ruled as suicide by police authorities. Most people did not believe this and took to the streets. This was how the #SayHerName movement started.

As we are all enraged at the violence displayed against Black men in America, let us not forget Black women and Black transgender women. As Malcolm X said in 1962, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” This rings true today for Black women and Black transgender women all over the world.

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