Whitewashing Britain: On the question of ‘when should we say ‘white’?’

    “The world, in a sudden emotional conversation, has discovered that it is white… Suddenly white folks had become ‘painfully conscious of their whiteness’, ‘the paleness of their bodily skins…fraught with tremendous and eternal significance’.”  –W.E.B Du Bois -The Souls of White Folk (1910:339)   It has been a month now since the “UniteContinue reading “Whitewashing Britain: On the question of ‘when should we say ‘white’?’”

The ‘Whiteness’ of alternative facts

Many individuals were shocked and appalled by Kellyanne Conway’s, counselor to President Trump,  statements yesterday on NBC’s “Meet the Press”. Here,Conway claimed  that  the White House had put forth “alternative facts” to ones reported by the news media about the size of Mr. Trump’s inauguration crowd.  While Chuck Todd seemed literally unable to stomach Kellyanne’sContinue reading “The ‘Whiteness’ of alternative facts”