The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Ra

Photo by Jeanne Menjoulet on Flickr The fetishisation of black women’s bodies is attributed to colonial times when black women were presented as hypersexualised, promiscuous wantons. As explained by Nefertari Bilal, when European colonisers travelled to Africa they met women who, to cope with the hotter climate, wore revealing clothes. Their exposed bodies contradicted theContinue reading “The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Ra”

The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Racism

Photo by Jeanne Menjoulet on Flickr The fetishisation of black women’s bodies is attributed to colonial times when black women were presented as hypersexualised, promiscuous wantons. As explained by Nefertari Bilal, when European colonisers travelled to Africa they met women who, to cope with the hotter climate, wore revealing clothes. Their exposed bodies contradicted theContinue reading “The Exploitation and Fetishism of the Black Female Body: How Popular Media Continues Centuries of Racism”

The Haitian Rice Industry: Has Haiti Really Been Decolonized?

Slums in Pond-Sonde, Haiti. Source: NBC News We are living in a world so corrupt that the Global North can exert power, exploit and dominate the Global South. They are able to do this through the means of policies that claim they will ‘develop’ countries, so no one questions what they are doing. In reality,Continue reading “The Haitian Rice Industry: Has Haiti Really Been Decolonized?”

Who are the North Sentinelese?

In November 2018, the eyes of the world turned with fascination to a small island in the Bay of Bengal after an American missionary named John Allen Chau met his death there at the hands of the native people. This article will explore the history of North Sentinel Island and its mysterious inhabitants, examining theContinue reading “Who are the North Sentinelese?”

Museums and Repatriation: Who Owns the Past?

Western cultural institutions such as the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Museum Island in Berlin, and the British Museum in London are host to millions of visitors each year and play an integral part in the history of their countries and even the world. These museums display objects fromContinue reading “Museums and Repatriation: Who Owns the Past?”