Black students rally in support of expelled Wits SRC president

Support is pouring in for the University of Witwatersrand’s expelled SRC president.

Mcebo Dlamini’s Facebook post that mentioned Hitler has sparked outrage from the South African Union of Jewish Students.

Students from the Rhodes Must Fall campaign and activist group, … Read the rest

Wits University concerned about rise in racial consciousness in South Africa

The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies on Friday expressed concern at the number of racial incidents across South Africa over the past few months.

“South Africa has not entered a post-racial, colour-blind era,” centre director Professor Melissa Steyn said in … Read the rest

Of English moral hysteria and student pranks

South Africa is apparently experiencing another tedious outburst of moral outrage about an innocuous case of “blackface” put on by two women students at the University of Pretoria for a 21st-birthday party.

I try to keep the mass media at … Read the rest

Whiteface is a ‘racist attack’

A Florida Republican congressional candidate’s campaign sign was vandalized with whiteface paint last week in a district with overwhelmingly Democratic voter registration. The attack follows a string of bias incidents against black Republicans.

Glo Smith, who reports that she has … Read the rest

Swedish students apologise for ‘racist’ blackface incident

Another Swede in blackface (file photo)
Another Swede in blackface (file photo)

Two Swedish college students have apologized for showing up to a costume party in blackface in an attempt to impersonate reggae musicians.

The incident took place at a party thrown by the Lund University … Read the rest

Dunkin’ Donuts apologises for ‘bizarre and racist’ advertisement

The advertisement that caused a furore
The advertisement that caused a furore

Dunkin’ Donuts has apologized for the “insensitivity” of an advertising campaign in Thailand featuring a woman in blackface makeup to promote a new chocolate flavored doughnut.

The Dunkin’ Donuts franchise in Thailand came under … Read the rest