How white, black and brown students learn the language of racist bullying

It is clear that schools are not dealing with the problem effectively. ChildLine reports that the majority of children discussing racist abuse also talked of teachers who were either ineffective or simply ignored what they had been told. As a teacher, I cannot feign surprise. For many, racism appears only in a white/black dynamic. That […]

Lovelace: a feminism-free ‘feminist’ critique of the pornography industry

The movie details the rise, fall, and rebirth of a young woman, Linda Boreman, who leaves her repressive family for the manipulative Chuck Traynor. His violent control transforms her into a “spokesmodel” for fellatio in the first porn film to be mass-marketed, Deep Throat. Finally, she begins a new life with a new family. It […]

Stephen King’s House to Become Archive and Writers’ Retreat

On Wednesday night, the Bangor City Council unanimously approved a request by King and his wife Tabitha to rezone their home as a non-profit, allowing it to house an archive of King’s work (offering restricted visits by appointment) and up to five writers at a time. The couple was not present at the meeting. In […]

Science fiction of the plague and why we need it

Apocalyptic fiction in general often follows a rather succinct formula. What “War of the Worlds,” “Contagion” and “the Walking Dead” have in common is the story structure. “War of the Worlds” was written in 1898, but H.G. Wells still managed to illustrate how fear and materialism are linked in a way that is recognizable even […]

Mr Modi, let a Dalit girl break the coconut at Ram temple

If the PM gives the historic opportunity of laying the foundation stone of the Ram temple to a Dalit girl, it will act like a Mohammed Ali punch on the caste culture that prevents the physical, mental, psychological and spiritual integration of Dalits with the others in Sanatan society.

US Rights Group Calls for Removal of Monuments of ‘White Supremacy’ in Virginia

The issue of taking the monuments down is a fresh debate in the Virginia city of Richmond, Edwards stated. She added that people in the community have expressed opposition to the monuments especially because they are in a public space.

Trump’s New Virus ‘Plan’ Is to Quit Even Trying, Pray for a Vaccine Before November

At the time, Walter Winchell was the most famous journalist in America. He had a newspaper column, syndicated everywhere, and a radio show that was more popular than Jack Benny’s. Once an ardent New Dealer, he was, by the 1950s, a conservative, or indeed a reactionary crank. He was a feral supporter of Joseph McCarthy. […]

Is the street name “Uncle Tom” racist?

“Uncle Tom”: painful and insulting The name of the Berlin subway station refers to the US-American novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1852. The protagonist is an African American slave, good-natured, submissive and Christian, whom the children call “Uncle Tom.” Sold several times from one slave owner to the next, he […]

The 19th Amendment is 100 years old. Voting rights are still far from equal

Prevent long lines at the polls Long wait times not only discourage people from voting; they also jeopardize the economic security of the working class, who may not have the privilege to take time off work to vote. And as we saw in the 2018 elections, Black and Hispanic voters waited almost 45 and 46% […]

NCFront to Nigerians: Rise up against corruption, insecurity, hunger

READ ALSO: Na’aba, Utomi, Other NCF Conveners meet today to firm up Steering Council However, in strengthening our budding national consultations and mobilisation towards a historic nationwide political resistance programme, the NCfront shall be flagging off its Zonal Political Structures in the six geo-political zones of the country and also set up its Strategic operational […]