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But What Can I Do? Tips #31-35

And we are heading down to the final straight as we make our way through the last ten tips for white people genuinely asking, 'But what can I do?' when  it comes to race and nation-building in South Africa [and beyond] - glad to see you're still with us... #ButWhatCanIDo? Tip #31 Leave your camera at home. This one goes out to white people on mission trips or white people visiting the townships or white [...]

By |2018-09-24T18:35:39+00:00September 15th, 2018|#NotOnOurWatch, activities, inspire-ations|1 Comment

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

But What Can My Business do? A response by Megan Furniss!

Dear Brett, I have been following your #WhatCanIdo campaign with distanced interest. I have dipped in and out of the discourse without committing to it thoroughly for a number of reasons. I’ll explain some of them briefly. 1. It may be arrogant of me, but I think I am out of the starting blocks in regard to #WhatCanIdo. I acknowledge my whiteness, try to be an ally and I am vocal in calling out racism [...]

By |2018-09-05T15:51:07+00:00September 5th, 2018|activities|1 Comment

But What Can I Do? Tips 21-25

As we head into the second half of our journey as white people seeking to do and be better, let me encourage you and remind you once again that i have so much love and respect for you. Which is why i have been compiling this list. The past in our country is completely messed up and in need of redress and healing and building and so on... us taking these tips seriously is us [...]

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…]

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 [...]

The better Coloured/Black/Indian: an outsider’s perspective

The other day i started a series looking at the concept or idea of 'The better coloured/black/indian'. i am still hoping to share a few more stories on it as they come in, but i think it has already been useful in helping some white people to become aware of its existence and hopefully get some more helpful conversations and actions going. As a white person it is important to note that while i don't [...]

By |2017-08-03T10:17:14+00:00August 3rd, 2017|race vibes, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

Saturday Reflection: Prevalence of whiteness

Two quick thoughts about whiteness that have been inspired by pieces that two amazing women [Jess and Jana] have written for my upcoming book on race. Less than ten percent of people in South Africa are white, by way of introduction and context. [1] Does living in the suburbs give you the illusion that most people in South Africa are white? In Cape Town at least, there are suburbs where this is true, and still a [...]

By |2017-01-14T09:55:13+00:00January 14th, 2017|inspire-ations, South Africa, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

What do black people want from me?

i am busy reading Eusebius McKaiser's "Run Racist Run!" It has some great and helpful insights, but this piece on white people expecting people of colour to help us not be racist i found really helpful in terms of putting words to something i've started to understand for a while. Also as a helpful response to those people who have tried to understand things and get involved in the race conversation only to receive push back [...]