Quote of the week

The problem with this perspective is cancel culture isn’t real, at least not in the way people believe it is. Instead, it’s turned into a catch-all for when people in power face consequences for their actions or receive any type of criticism, something that they’re not used to. I’m a black, Muslim woman, and because of social media, marginalized people like myself can express ourselves in a way that was not possible before. That means racist, sexist, and bigoted behavior or remarks don’t fly like they used to. This applies to not only wealthy people or industry leaders but anyone whose privilege has historically shielded them from public scrutiny. Because they can’t handle this cultural shift, they rely on phrases like “cancel culture” to delegitimize the criticism.

Sarah Hagi
18 January 2010

Jaco Barnard-Naudé – A response to Prof Kader Asmal

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13 January 2010

Jaco Barnard-Naudé: Reparations for big business collusion with apartheid overdue

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Reasoned criticism of courts holds the judiciary accountable, questioning the integrity of judges does not

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Statement by members of UCT Faculty of Law on the use of violence by SAPS

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Some platitudes on returning to South Africa

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Announcing a guest blogger for the next two weeks

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24 November 2011

But let me acknowledge once more, loud and clear: I am an apartheid beneficiary. I am not proud of it. […]

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