Identity politics

Identity (construct of…)

“Now part of what”…“I see as the problem is the idea of anybody’s having to fight the fragmentation and multicultural diversity of the world, not to mention outright oppression, by constructing something so rigid as an identity, an identity in which there has to be a fixed and immobile core, a core that is structured to hold inviolate such a complete biological fantasy as race— whether white or black”  —Samuel R. Delany, interviewed by Mark Dery, 1994



Documentaire: Sombra mi Kolo.

Wat betekenen huidskleur en ras vandaag de dag? Antropologe Angela Roe gaat op zoek naar een antwoord. Tijdens haar road trip door de wijken Barber, Seru Fortuna, Otrobanda, Janwé en Spaanse Water vertellen dertig Curaçaoënaars hun verhaal.

Het doel van de documentaire Sombra di Koló is het doorbreken van het taboe op de onderwerpen “kleur” en “ras,” en het op gang brengen van een constructieve nationale dialoog over een onderwerp dat ons allen beïnvloedt. Want iedereen heeft een kleur, en iedereen heeft een verhaal.

WarWaru | The Warwarú ImageNation Foundation.

1001 streams of blackness

Black Identity Challenging the “One-Drop” Rule

Brandon Stanford – “African American”

“My consciousness never really allowed me to think of myself as anything else but Black or a person of African descent. Anyone who has had the opportunity to get to know me never questions my race. They never question me being Black. Never. Regardless of my complexion. But for those who don’t necessarily know me, based on my phenotype and their perception, I’ve had some interesting experiences.”


Identity politics

Am I Black or White, Am I Straight or Gay?


The single’s cover features new band member Cat Glover posing with a large heart covering her face, and on the back of the cover, posing with Prince’s guitar, although popular rumour insisted, despite the case, that the front cover featured Prince in drag.


War is Over (If you want it)

On 15th December, 1969 billboards with the inscription “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko” were placed in 11 cities worldwide.