Malcolm X described John F. Kennedy’s assassination as “the chickens coming home to roost”. During his presidency, Kennedy had failed to effect meaningful change to advance the civil rights of African Americans and his death, Malcolm X posited, was retribution for this. Malcolm X was assassinated less than two years later. His contemporaneous detractors similarly…
Naaman Zhou on the politics of food and racism
Lamya Rahman on a trend she thought she had moved away from.
Melissa Chow on the wounds we won’t let heal.
Will Xi on the racial lines between the fault lines.
Tom Joyner reports on today’s clash of rallies in Sydney’s CBD.
Honi Soit reports on shutting down Reclaim Australia’s upcoming rally.
In the past, complaints have been made regarding Alisha Aitken-Radburn’s misappropriation of African-American culture by using “Lasqueesha” as a nickname on her ACCESS Card for the University of Sydney Union (USU), and subsequently for using “SWAG” as the name for an Honi Soit ticket she was involved in orchestrating. Historically, Black Vernacular (AAVE or Ebonics)…
You may have seen posters along King St proudly stating, ‘Real Australians Say Welcome’. Katie Davern spoke to the man behind the message, Peter Drew, about his street art, targeted at long-overdue political and social change.
Tom Joyner on cultural appropriation at another college formal.