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40 Tips for white people asking, ‘But what can I do?’ – a summary

40 Tips to help white people to answer the question, 'But what can I do?' when it comes to race and reconciliation in South Africa. And we have made it to the end of the 40 - which one[s] felt most helpful or relevant to you [show us some love in the comments section]? In this post i give a quick summary of each tip to remind you of the journey we have made together [...]

But What Can I Do? Tips #36-40

#ButWhatCanIDo? Tip #36 We can be a little kinder to each other. Now this works as a tip and life lesson in general and the world would be a better place if most of us adhered to it, but specifically here i am thinking about white people on the journey away from racism to other white people on the same journey. 'When we forget that before us is first a person and then an opinion [...]

By |2018-10-01T12:25:49+00:00September 20th, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, activities, race vibes, South Africa|5 Comments

But What Can I Do? Tips #26-30

Are you still with us? That's amazing. If you have made it this far all the way from Tip #1 and are still engaged then i'm really stoked, well done. This can seem like a lot of stuff. I really do love white people and I still have a lot of work to do in many of these areas and it is just great to know that other people are committing to this stuff as [...]

By |2018-09-24T07:16:31+00:00September 10th, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, positive ideas for change, race vibes|3 Comments

A day of Rest.

Sunday morning i had the privilege of attending a public conversation between Lukhanyo Calata [author of 'My father died for this'] and Wilhelm Verwoed [author of 'Bloedbande'] as the final session of the Restitution conference that took place this weekend. i dropped some soundbites on Facebook as it was happening and some other things that the reflections prompted in me and figured it might be helpful for people who weren't on their social medias to gather [...]

But what can I do? Tips 16-20

We are heading towards the halfway point of this 40 tips for white people who are genuinely asking, 'But what can I do?' series and continuing with: #ButWhatCanIDo? Tip #16 This is an extension of yesterday's tip and is going to be another difficult one for anyone not committed to the work of transformation to hear and put into practice. And I'm not sure how often I even get this right or mess it up [...]

By |2018-09-08T08:34:17+00:00August 29th, 2018|activities, inspire-ations, race vibes, South Africa|1 Comment

But what can i do? Tips 11-15

White people asking the question, 'But what can I do?' when it comes to race and transformation. It has been super exciting to see how much dialogue and engagement has been happening around these tips. If you have not yet read the first five which started this series or the next five then click on those first and bring yourself up to speed. But this post is going to be bringing you the next five tips [...]

But what can i do? [White people in South Africa and beyond…] Tips 6-10

White South African friends… i have so much love for you. A number of you, when race conversations have been happening, have asked the question, “What can i do?” and as one who doesn’t have all the answers but certainly has some of the journey, i figured I can share some things that helped me to move further along in this conversation. So for the next forty days, i am hoping to share an idea a day – some simple, some more [...]

But what can i do? [White people in South Africa and beyond…]

White South African friends... i have so much love for you. A number of you, when race conversations have been happening, have asked the question, "What can i do?" and as one who doesn't have all the answers but certainly has some of the journey, i figured I can share some things that helped me to move further along in this conversation. So for the next forty days, i am hoping to share an idea [...]

Words of ‘i don’t hate my skin’

The other day i tried my hand at a kind of spoken word piece with the title, 'i don't hate my skin' which you can watch over here. But i thought some of you might appreciate having a closer look at the words and here they are.   i don't hate my skin - by brett "Fish" anderson   I don’t hate my skin. The thought seems quite ridiculous. How could I possibly hate something [...]

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? [...]