Do I hate white people?

I don’t have a problem with white people. In fact some of my favourite people are white. I have a problem with the system of oppression called whiteness.

I don’t have a problem with men. In fact I am head over heels in love with a man. I have a problem with the system of oppression called patriarchy, hyper masculinity, rape culture and misogyny.

I don’t have a problem with cishet people. In fact I am cishet myself. I do however have a problem with the system of oppression which violently erases queer bodies and enforces cis heteronormativity.

I don’t have a problem with able bodied people. In fact I am able bodied myself. I do however have a problem with the system of oppression called ableism as it conveniently forgets that access is meant for all and all people should be able to enjoy their basic rights.

I do not have a problem with rich people. In fact some of my closest friends are ballers shot callers. I do however have an issue with classism and capitalism. As it only favours those who already have and most of us, don’t. It places a price tag on human life dependant on how much someone has or the accent someone speaks with.

I know it’s hard to separate the people from the structures but it’s important to be able to recognise that we’re all human and these things have been thrust on to us since birth and that we can only be blamed for refusing to take responsibility for the role we play in maintaining these violent structures.

You aren’t bad simply for being white or male or cishet or able bodied or rich, you are however an asshole for being these things and not accepting your unearned privilege.

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HOW TO PRONOUNCE ZULU NAMES WITH CLICKS! THE MOST MISPRONOUNCED NAMES IN ZULU

HOW TO PRONOUNCE ZULU NAMES WITH CLICKS!

THE MOST MISPRONOUNCED NAMES IN ZULU

“I asked my friends on Facebook which names they thought were the most mispronounced and here they are”:

1. Msizi
2. Nqobile
3. Nhlanhla, Sihle
4. Xaba
5. Xolani
6. Nkululeko
7. Nongcebo
8. Sinoxolo
9. Mfundo
10. Xolile
11. Mpendulo
12. Njoko
13. Phiwokuhle
14. Sicebile
15. Mchunu
16. Qobo
17. Lwazi
18. Busisiwe
19. Lulama
20. Thamsanqa
21. Bheki / Mbeki
23. Ziphozenkosi

Clicking with uBusi | isiZulu Pronunciation Lesson 1: Izilwane / Animals

Clicking with uBusi | isiZulu Pronunciation lesson 1: Izilwane / Animals

To all the people who grabbed a copy of the isiZulu vocab list. I will also be doing pronunciation videos weekly!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/17C0ltoAAHzCbpvarjCSDSZXVag_zby17Evl7IZ7CbME/edit

Politicians in Africa

African kids dream of being politicians because they want the opportunity to uplift their own lives and the lives of their loved ones. This is because that’s what the current leadership is like in Africa. People only help themselves and their families when they are in the position to help their nation.

We need to do better. Politics and leadership is not just about your own needs and wants. You are elected because people believe in your abilities to serve the people not just your squad.

I hope that I can make the most impact on people’s lives who I’ll never meet rather than my close knit circle of friends.