Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

“This grandmother will become the new boss of WTO,” apparently screamed a headline in a Swiss newspaper. And when, apparently, the headline received backlash the Swiss newspaper changed it on its online version to: “This 66 year old Nigerian will head WTO.” It would be interesting to read what the same Swiss newspaper wrote when,… Continue reading Racism and African women on ‘the world’ stage

Expat Gaze Part 3 – White Privilege

White privilege is out of control.  muzungus get away with all kinds of craziness. There are whole sections of town that cater mostly to muzungus. By the same token, muzungus get charged 50-100 percent more than Ugandans for everything, always.”Francisco Toro Racism was a major driver of colonialism and slavery; and at the same time… Continue reading Expat Gaze Part 3 – White Privilege

Expat Gaze Part 2 – Meaning of Muzungu

“Little Ugandan kids are enthralled by the sight of white people. They will point and jump and scream "muzungu! muzungu!" at you. “Muzungu” really isn't derogatory. African Americans are muzungus as far as everyone is concerned.”Francisco Toro Ugandan children, indeed, are enthralled by the sight of a person with a different skin colour from their… Continue reading Expat Gaze Part 2 – Meaning of Muzungu

George Floyd: New Africa Black & White History

Protest in the United Kingdom (U.K.) against racism that were sparked off by racism in the United States of America (U.S.), and in particular the murder of George Floyd by a police officer, are but just one side of a coin, so to speak. The protest in the U.K. and in particular those in Bristol,… Continue reading George Floyd: New Africa Black & White History

Roots of Black Oppression

Take, for instance, the common structural discourse trap that many often fall into, the misconception of beginning analyses on Uganda's land, from around 120 years ago, when the territory now known as Uganda was declared a protectorate by the British. The territory that the British annexed and named Uganda, was originally occupied by the first… Continue reading Roots of Black Oppression