Reflection on cultural appropriation

Reflection on cultural appropriation

Appropriation Let’s take it the other way : I am a celebrity whom skin colour is a clear indicator that I am classified in the so-called visible minorities, and I proudly claim to be the creator of one of the famous french recipes with an embedded historical...
“I WANT MY WHITE MAN..!”

“I WANT MY WHITE MAN..!”

“White men know how to love…” “Black men are too complicated…” “Mixed-race people prefer staying in their circle. They are racist when it comes to love… ” “When you go black, you never go back…” … Right now, you are certainly wondering: where are those sentences from?...
The day I became Biracial

The day I became Biracial

Partie 2 : To be biracial I am never tire of remarking how difficult it is for people to grasp biraciality. For them, it is simply a biological phenomenon due to the mixing of two people of different “races” and nothing more. One of the most common occurrences of...
HAIR (HER) STORY – PART 2

HAIR (HER) STORY – PART 2

When the education system passes on self-hatred Last week, I was telling you about how the society deals with hair here. This is the 2nd part of the story.  In order to illustrate the importance of hair in some societies and especially in Africa, I am going to tell...
HAIR (HER) STORY

HAIR (HER) STORY

As far as I can remember, I cannot seem to recall having problems accepting my hair (which is not necessarily the case for all my friends). Maybe because I am mixed-raced and that I grew up in Ivory Coast for over half of my life. Like in most African countries, being...