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“I’m sorry YOU were offended.”

"Sorry guys, did not realise it would be offensive."  [Brett gives explanation of why it is offensive] "Brett. let's end the issue right there." = = = = = = = = = = This was the end of an exchange in a WhatsApp group that took place this morning. Yup, while you guys are coffeeing and breakfasting, this is how i choose to start my day. It is a sports team WhatsApp and certain [...]

A Poem: Whiteness by brett “Fish anderson

I am whiteness I will not condescend to your infuriating attempts to single me out as the single biggest cause of all your problems   I am whiteness You had better believe that everything I have is due to hard work and persistence After all, the silver spoon in my mouth that I was born with had ugly flecks of bronze all over its handle Who in their right mind would be satisfied with that? [...]

Roseanne Barred

By now you have probably heard about the Roseanne Barr racist tweet and cancelling of her show incident. i have maybe watched Roseanne the show once in my whole life and it didn't do enough to get me back. So i don't really know Roseanne Barr much besides glimpses of her on interview shows and random celebrity news from time to time. But this post isn't really about her. In a nutshell, Roseanne posted a [...]

Let’s build sandcastles together: An Open Letter to the Church

Dear Church [and in my brain i'm thinking church of Cape Town, but this really is good stuff for the church at large to hear], i have a deep love for you and a desire for you to be everything you were made to be. But it is a lot of love-hate relationship cos man, you confound me so much sometimes. Especially on the man bit. But i had a dream about you last night [...]

By |2018-04-23T09:03:05+00:00April 23rd, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, church, God stuff, things to wrestle with|2 Comments

What Jessica Jones Season II trailer said to me

Jessica Jones is returning to Netflix and i couldn't be more stoked. One of the latest in a series of Marvel comic crossovers, Jessica Jones was most recently seen alongside Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist as part of the Defenders team trying desperately to save New York. It is a very dark series and one of the main reasons i stayed with it was probably because David Tennant [my all-time favourite portrayer of [...]

A Few Woke White Men: some thoughts from the internet

Do white women wake up to racial disparity and the need for personal change and movement and a different way of thinking quicker than men? i published this piece yesterday repeating a friend's question as to why there seem to be more woke women than men when it comes to racial matters. There was some incredible conversation that happened in response to my Facebook status which was this: Black friend made a comment on another [...]

Dear South Africa – meet a privileged white woman

Dear South Africa... This is an interesting one. i was sent this story and asked if i could share it anonymously. And only realised when i copied it in here that it was a two-parter [i had initially missed the second part]. Which adds a whole different layer to the first part of the story and i imagine different people will have different reactions to it. But at the same time it gives a glimpse [...]

H&M: some thoughts on the boy in the hoodie

This is a post for all those of you who have seen the original H & M advert of the little black boy wearing the hoodie with the slogan 'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle' on it. He was pictured next to a white boy who had the slogan 'Survival Expert' on his hoodie. Because it seems like this is still being discussed, and because a whole lot of white people seem not to understand why [...]

Open letter to Ster Kinekor about why you suck so much!

[*Disclaimer: this blog post can only be read in 3D, so please deposit R20 in my brettfish@hotmail.com Paypal account before reading further ] Dear Ster Kinekor Overlords, I'm just going to assume you have given yourselves that title, because it would be a missed opportunity if not, with the way you treat the general masses. I watched 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' last night and Spoiler Alert: Watching it in 3D SUCKED! I woke up this morning [...]

By |2017-12-15T08:09:13+00:00December 15th, 2017|#NotOnOurWatch, activities, shtupidt people|5 Comments

Open Letter to School Principals in South Africa

Dear Principal, This week we have all been shocked and deeply dismayed to witness the Selborne College Class of 2017 scandal with the dog-faced Hector Pieterson photo incident. Another week, another SA school making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. I’m sure you hope your school isn’t next - there are no quick fix solutions, but there are proven strategies available to ensure you’re not. As the person overseeing an educational institution in South [...]

By |2017-12-06T23:51:51+00:00December 6th, 2017|#NotOnOurWatch, pain and Hope, South Africa|0 Comments