R.I.P. Mr. Joseph Walter Jackson(Joe Jackson: July 26th, 1928-June 27th, 2018)


First of all, I want to apologize to everyone reading this blog entry regarding Mr. Joe Jackson. Why? Because, this R.I.P. piece that I have done in his honor could have been better! Originally, I made plans to chronical this genius of a man’s life and could not, due to the fact that what I was looking for could not be found on the internet … Continuer de lire R.I.P. Mr. Joseph Walter Jackson(Joe Jackson: July 26th, 1928-June 27th, 2018)

Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences (Part 2) — Mudasir Ali Lone


This is in continuation to the Part 1 published here. Whenever someone tells me that there’s no caste in Kashmir (and I’m told that a lot), I can’t help but think of terms that are part of our daily language, for example: Kaaluh Waatul (literal translation: black chamaar). It’s a term commonly used in Kashmir […] via Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences (Part 2) … Continuer de lire Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences (Part 2) — Mudasir Ali Lone

A country obsessed with fairness — The boring bug


“The following article is a rant on a country’s cultural obsession with fair complexion and the forever propelling fairness creams. An instilled commonwealth mind-set ide sync with the concept of beauty. Readers discretion advised.” In between a television advertisement and entertainment- a fair skin model with blond hair walks into an office for an interview. […] via A country obsessed with fairness — The boring bug Continuer de lire A country obsessed with fairness — The boring bug

Hindu Racists Want To Force All Indians To Learn Sanskrit, Refuse To Speak To Indians In A Language Other Than Hindi Even If They Don’t Understand It — Walid Shoebat


For the last several years, India has been undergoing a revival of nationalism lead by what can only be described as a hardcore group of Hindu theocratic racists. These people, which belong to a number of groups but are in particular influenced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its predecessor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh […] via Hindu Racists Want To Force All Indians To Learn … Continuer de lire Hindu Racists Want To Force All Indians To Learn Sanskrit, Refuse To Speak To Indians In A Language Other Than Hindi Even If They Don’t Understand It — Walid Shoebat

The Hindu Caste System — Rational Thinking 101-What the Fuck?


In the dictionary used by Google Assistant, caste (pronouced kast), is a system “distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status.” During British reign over the Indian subcontinent from 1876 to 1947, the practice was outlawed. The caste system, though against the law, still holds many people down in poorer parts […] via The Hindu Caste System — Rational Thinking 101 Continuer de lire The Hindu Caste System — Rational Thinking 101-What the Fuck?

Amritsar: not all that glitters… — Leaving Ourselves Behind


https://videopress.com/embed/nFD39Sig?hd=0&autoPlay=0&permalink=0&loop=0 This is the reason that tourists find their way to Amritsar, in Punjab State: the spectacular Golden Temple that is India’s holiest Sikh shrine and a sacred pilgrimage for millions. The Golden Temple is the centrepiece, but it is set within a huge compound and surrounded by the Amrit Samovar, or Pool of Nectar – […] via Amritsar: not all that glitters… — Leaving Ourselves … Continuer de lire Amritsar: not all that glitters… — Leaving Ourselves Behind

Sarah Baartman: The Black Venus — African Heritage


I have long wanted to talk about Sarah Baartman, known as the Hottentot Venus or the Black Venus. This Black woman was promised a life of fortune, taken to Europe as a slave to be exhibited naked to men and women around Europe just because of her physique, the physique of a Black woman. Her […] via Sarah Baartman: The Black Venus — African Heritage Continuer de lire Sarah Baartman: The Black Venus — African Heritage

Historical context narrative of the hyper-sexualization of black women’s bodies — unknownphotographersite


The Hottent venus is a French print entitled ‘La Belle Hottentot’ it depicts the khosian woman standing with her buttocks exposed on a box-like pedestal. This was in the earliest 19th century. The male figures around her are gazing at her buttocks and find it rather comical. The Tradition of exhibiting black people in western societies […] via Historical context narrative of the hyper-sexualization of black … Continuer de lire Historical context narrative of the hyper-sexualization of black women’s bodies — unknownphotographersite

An Artist Repatriates the Body of Julia Pastrana, an Indigenous Mexican Woman Exhibited as a “Freak” — Hyperallergic


A new book chronicles how artist Laura Anderson Barbata led the repatriation and burial of Julia Pastrana, a 19th-century indigenous Mexican woman exhibited in life and death for her excessive hair. via An Artist Repatriates the Body of Julia Pastrana, an Indigenous Mexican Woman Exhibited as a “Freak” — Hyperallergic Continuer de lire An Artist Repatriates the Body of Julia Pastrana, an Indigenous Mexican Woman Exhibited as a “Freak” — Hyperallergic