Bearers of Discomfort
If being such, means
That our message
Sinks in and resonates
Beyond the skin
"We may be on our way to genuine hybridity, multiplicity without (white) hegemony, and it may be where we want to get to – but we aren’t there yet, and we won’t get there until we see whiteness... put it in its place and end its rule. This is why studying whiteness matters". ~ Dyer, 1997
Representations of Māori in the media: "The processes of colonization attack us in our most sensitive areas: in the way we perceive ourselves blind to the way those perceptions have been constructed for us initially" ~ Spokane poet and scholar, Gloria Bird, 1993
It may seem a stretch linking Shelley's Frankenstein to an exploration of 'the warrior gene' 5 years on, nevertheless the links are clear and unmistakable...
Don't panic! Tame Iti isn't occupying Wall Street (unless Wall St have their sights on te Urewera for some sort of mining project, wouldn't surprise me) - there's a method to my madness...
Brief thought: Earlier this year a colleague was describing a visit to the Australian Embassy in Wellington to renew a passport. She had been shocked to find a significant police presence in the surrounding streets to the embassy until she realised that the Australian Prime Minister was visiting. Still, I had to wonder...
The most potent weapon of the oppressor, is the mind of the oppressed
- Steve Biko, Cape Town 1971
Upon reading that veteran activist John Minto has declared his stand for Mana...