February 27th, 2008

linkthink #3935tt50: Oxfam Biscuits & Mosquito Nets


  • 1. Caro  |  February 28th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I really, really appreciated the “Back to Black” column. When there are so many people in so many places in the world that’re creating solidarity around a common “Black” experience, it’s really annoying to see the sometimes isolating attitude of U.S. Blacks, e.g., the recent kerfuffle at Harvard over “African American v. immigrant Black” admissions. It really speaks in the way U.S. Blacks see their place in this society (see also the “Blacks v. Hispanics” crap all over the press in the past couple of years).

  • 2. Birdseed  |  February 28th, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Continuing the theme above of the pitting of one oppressed group against another, I find it sad that Binyavanga Wainaina has to direct his (rightful) anger at charity organisations at feminists and women’s movements, grotesquely parodying them. I’ve seen plenty of that from the other side and there’s nothing the global capitalist-patriarchal-white supremacist system likes (metaphorically, I’m not a conspiracy theorist) more than this kind of self-dividing-and-conquering.


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