Why Obama shouldn’t have had to ‘show his papers’ – GOLDIE TAYLOR of THE GRIO

“Show me your papers!” Major Blackard, then just 19 years old, dug into his trousers in search of his wallet. He patted his jacket, but could not find his billfold. “Sir, I done left my wallet…” Blackard said. Before he could finish his sentence, the young man was posted against the brick wall, cuffed and …

Is It Racist to Say Africa Has ‘Civilizational’ Problems? BY REMI ADEKOYA Foreign Affairs Journal

French President Emmanuel Macron should have known his comments about Africa at the G-20 summit this month would spark an angry backlash. Responding to a reporter’s question as to why there is no Marshall Plan for the continent, he cited “civilizational” problems that are different from those faced by Europe after World War II: “Failing …

“Yoruba And Ibo Slaves In Good Condition” – Grammar School In South England Asks Pupils To Take Part In A Fictional Slave Auction As Part Of A History Lesson – LIB

Rochester Grammar School in Kent, South England have been criticised for asking pupils to take part in a fictional slave auction as part of a history lesson. The school's Year 8 pupils were given a worksheet and told to pretend they had £100 to bid on the sort of slave they consider their business will …

Confusing Stormzy and Lukaku? Using the N-word? This is not trivial. This matters by Kehinde Andrews

I must admit that my first reaction to seeing that the Irish Herald had mistakenly used a picture of Stormzy on its back page announcing Manchester United had signed Romelu Lukaku was laughter. In contrast, I hope that not many people were laughing when the Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris was caught saying that no …