Stop breaking the Black!

By Andile Mngxitama They have started with breaking down the singularity of blackness. I have seen posts about LGBTI Lives Matter, Women’s Lives Matter, and Coloured Lives Matter. I’ve seen attempts to shift the burden of responsibility to fellow blacks with insertions of black on black transgressions. I’ve also heard bizarre things like Black Lives …

BIKO or MARX? Yes Please

“We in Afrika are not capitalists nor are we Marxists. We are neither Fabian socialists nor Peoples’ Democrat. We are essentially Pan Africanists, ideologically immune and very rich in heritage. We do not need foreign doctrines and government systems to boost up our personality” – The Afrikanist, 1965.

Dudu Myeni lynched like Winnie Mandela

Former South African Airways (SAA) board chairperson, Ms Dudu Myeni By Andile Mngxitama The people who were “multiplying” Winnie Mandela with beautiful doeks, seem not to see that another strong black woman is under attack from the same people who sought to destroy our icon Winnie. The open lynching of Dudu Myeni by white racists …

Debate on Christianity & colonialism: an invitation to think Freedom

By Andile Mngxitama On 24 May 2020 we went live on the Blacks Can’t Be Racist Facebook page and debated the topic of Christianity and colonialism/decoloniality. We canvassed many vexed questions flowing from my essay “Blacks Can’t Be Racist“ including: how was Christianity introduced to South Africa (SA) and what was the purpose of that; can …

Christianity and colonialism

By Andile Mngxitama How was Christianity introduced to South Africa (SA)? What was the purpose? In Blacks Can’t Be Racist I provide an historical account of how Christianity was introduced in SA as part of the colonial project that inaugurated a cultural genocide. Christianity and western education are the terrible twins colonialism. Tomorrow (24 May …