Ok. I think I have it now. I’ve refrained from commenting on Kobe Bryant’s death for a few days. Partly because nobody gives a crap about what I think, but partly because I needed a little bit of time to think about what I think and what I felt. I put my daughter to bed […]Read More Kobe
Ooof. Where to start. Right, let’s start at the beginning. Gaslighting is “the action or process of manipulating a person by psychological means into questioning his or her own sanity.” The term comes from the 1944 George Cukor film, Gaslight, in which Ingrid Bergman’s character, Paula, is manipulated into questioning her own lived experiences by […]Read More Racial Gaslighting – What the Meghan Markle debate reveals about racism in the UK.
Jesus (and I mean Juheeesus!) Shitting Christ. The UK is 100% racist. Stormzy was 100% right. Even though that’s not actually what he said, he was still 100% right. And nobody is talking about it! Apart from to categorically deny it at the same time as telling black people who are talking about racism to […]Read More Meghan Markle and the Shitted Pants of White Supremacy
Recently I wrote a Facebook post that got a little bit of attention. The gist of it was that Tories are the baddies. Somewhat Entirely predictably, a significant proportion of the responses to me outlining the many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many reasons why Tories are the baddies, were from people saying: “But […]Read More We need to talk about Diane Abbott
Nothing, and I mean NOTHING smacks of privilege more than going on television to defend yourself against allegations of having sex with underage girls at drug-fuelled sex-parties hosted by a convicted sex-trafficker and saying this… Ladies and gentlemen, possibly the greatest 57 seconds of television ever recorded.#Newsnight #PrinceAndrew#NonceUponATime pic.twitter.com/vuuYpyXt9I — Dr Beep Bloop Broop (@DrJamesMasonry) November […]Read More There’s a slight problem with the sweating.
Racism comes in many shapes and sizes – all of them ugly. Racists have always walked among us, hiding in plain shite, but before 2016 it was generally considered “not okay” to be racist as fuck… Wasn’t it? Fast-forward a few years though, and it seems that ‘being a racist piece of shit’ is well […]Read More Five kinds of racist and how to deal with them.
How did it come to this? It’s 2019. The President of the United States is a racist. He is a white supremacist. He is homophobic. He is a mysogynist. He is a dickhead. In his latest Twitter tantrum, the Tangerine Nazi targeted four Democratic congresswomen – Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ilhan Omar […]Read More Sorry, but "I am not a racist" is not good enough.
Do we have to do this again? Do we have to go through this same shit every single time a person of colour is cast as anyone… or indeed anything… previously depicted as white? Summer 2019, and Halle Bailey, was cast as Ariel in Disney’s live action remake of the Little Mermaid, a story about […]Read More Why the little mermaid must be white – by whiny racists.
Remember when I wrote about how exhausting this all is? Well this is exactly the sort of shit I was talking about. Here’s the deal, okay. The N-Word is off-fucking-limits. That’s a non-negotiable. You can’t have it. You can’t say it. You can’t sing it. You sure as shit can’t chant it. I. Don’t. Want. […]Read More Why are white people so obsessed with the N-Word?
I was asked about white privilege for the 8,735,624th time. The question was something along the lines of “how come it’s mostly white people that are writing about white privilege, but there are no black people writing about it?” The argument went that several prominent black people, like wealthy, well-educated, middle-class, American social theorist, Thomas […]Read More What to do about our collective caucasity.