White is Not a Language

What is that old flag doing in his hands? The punch in my gut also brought the tears. Today I weep for and with the people of Charleston. The more I think about the one who held that old flag, the more I want to shout, You don’t get to speak for our Humanity! Racism, […]

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers

Changing our World: Making Room for Strangers I wrote over on SheLoves Magazine today: Most days as a mother trying to teach my children to be kind and include others, I feel like I’m talking to the walls, the Polly Pockets or the dog. Last week, in the library at Linwood House, I saw a moment […]

There is now no excuse for murder.

Tinyiko Sam Maluleke brings a voice of Reason to the political and emotional landscape of South Africa, walking out the death of white supremacist Eugene Terre’blanche. A few great snippets: “Like many in this country – black and white – I was appalled by and opposed to the political ideals for which Eugene Terre’Blanche stood. […]

Moving Beyond Stereotypes

(Via Jody Wiley Fernando‘s fb page.) As I am pondering the controversy that is currently going on around the marketing campaign for Deadly Viper Character Assassin: A Kung Fu Survival Guide for Life and Leadership, I cannot help but think that this is a very important moment in this continent’s multicultural Story. It is clear […]

Remembering Robben Island: Journey into Forgiveness

I wrote this piece on Journey into Forgiveness two years ago. In the light of the recent Amahoro conference in South Africa, I am re-posting a slightly edited version here: South Africa is where my Story was born. I grew up in an all-white school with a rich heritage, but in those years I never […]