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Is The Black Body Still A Site Of Oppression?

The Black Body: (still) a site of oppression? The month of March is human rights month. After almost 25-years of democracy, does South Africa have a healthy human rights culture? The global history of colonialism, and anti-black racism specifically, is in important respects a history of…

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Apartheid Museum debate investigates the black body as a site of oppression

On a day that marks exactly 59 years since the murder of a group of black protesters by apartheid law enforcement in the township of Sharpeville, Gauteng, the Apartheid Museum hosted a public debate titled ‘The Black Body: (Still) a Site of Oppression?’. On 21…

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Melanin education can help end the obsession of wanting a white skin

Until we start telling our dark-skinned children they’re beautiful and perfect as they are – and believing it – dangerous skin bleaching is here to stay. It starts when children are young: the moment a child is born, relatives start comparing siblings’ skin colour. It…

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11 Dec Melanin education can help end the obsession of skin-bleaching

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  PODCAST 2  Download 2.2 MB  The Education of melanin can help in ending the obsession of having a lighter pigmented skin. Melanin is the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned…

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