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“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface
3 years ago

“Zwarte Piet is Racism”: The Dutch cultural tradition of blackface

In 2011, performance artist and poet, Quinsy Gario (thirty-two), was arrested for public disturbance in the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands for protesting at the traditional annual …
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The Child of Ignorance: Racism in Sports
4 years ago

The Child of Ignorance: Racism in Sports

MTN-Qhubeka (featured in Ayiba’s Design Issue) is Africa’s first cycling team to participate in the Tour de France since 1950. The team made history by being the first …
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Challenging Beauty Standards: Ng’endo Mukii’s Yellow Fever
5 years ago

Challenging Beauty Standards: Ng’endo Mukii’s Yellow Fever

Colorism is a problem that plagues women worldwide. In her recent mixed-media documentary, Yellow Fever, Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii explores the effects of Eurocentric beauty standards on …
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African Feminism is Real
5 years ago

African Feminism is Real

“Naming oneself as a woman, in societies and traditions which have always named us as somebody’s mother, wife, or daughter, in both the public and private, makes …
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