Race and Identity

<strong></strong>How is R. Kelly surviving ‘Surviving R. Kelly’?
Music, Race and Identity, Society

How is R. Kelly surviving ‘Surviving R. Kelly’?

Disclaimer: Details of sexual assault, domestic violence/abuse and sexual misconduct involving minors. The stories on Robert Kelly’s sexual misconduct, paedophilia and abuse have not been strangers to us in the wake of the Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly. Victims, friends, former employees and even family of R. Kelly have come out in this 6 part series to expose in depth the actions of R. Kelly. But the question within all of this is the most troubling part of these confession tapes. How and why has Kelly managed to steer clear of this controversy for more than twenty years? How has this three time Grammy award winner avoided any repercussions for things that there is visual evidence of? And the answer is simple: people do not care about the lives of black girls. The series i...
Why anti-white ‘racism’ is the least of my concerns
Race and Identity

Why anti-white ‘racism’ is the least of my concerns

Before I begin, I want to be clear about one thing. This is not my opinion on all white people. When I use the term ‘white people’, I am referring to a group of white people who perpetuate the habits that I wish to address. It is a term used loosely and I do not intend for it to encapsulate my feelings towards an entire race. As a woman of colour, one thing I struggle to sit with is white people wanting sympathy in the face of anti-white comments. A wave of open anti-white opinions has washed over Twitter and other platforms, airing people’s concerns towards white people, some of whom can’t deal with it. Whilst it is easy to say that this is unfair and unnecessary, here is why anti-white ‘racism’ places itself at the bottom of my list of concerns. First and foremost, being Indian, I have...