Category Archives: Race Relations

Xenophobic violence returns to the streets of South Africa

South Africa is caught in the midst of another wave of xenophobic violence, as tensions between citizens and foreigners escalate dangerously. In a country with almost 40% unemployment, and a recent history of pervasive enmity between South Africans and the … Continue reading

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What do the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown tell us about democracy in the US?

The official motto of the town of Ferguson is ‘Proud past. Promising Future.’ That vision lies in ruins today amid unprecedented public protests sparked by the strangulation of Eric Garner and the shooting of Michael Brown. These killings have led … Continue reading

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