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“If James Connolly & Audre Lorde had a love child” ST bestselling author & award winning broadcaster. Heimbold Chair of Irish Studies. Contributing Ed @ELLEUK
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Nov 26, 2023 12 tweets 2 min read
#Whiteprivilege is absolutely not the most effective lens to apply to inner city Dubliners involved the #dublinriots What we are seeing is a tale centuries old where disenfranchised people are easily manipulated into blaming *insert scapegoat group* for the shitty conditions of their lives, preventing them from identifying the true cause of their diminished life opportunities.
Oct 24, 2022 7 tweets 1 min read
#RishiSunak All “POC” are not the same + it demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding not only of this, but also of history + reality,to interpret todays events as some sort of win 4 “representation”, using language + frameworks appropriated from black American experience comparing todays events to THE ELECTION (another key distinction lol) of Americas first black President or adapting phrases like black excellence
Mar 30, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
Black protestors alleging racial discrimination and sexual misconduct in their workplace were ignored by “activist” celebrities, who crossed the picket to party with their billionaire friends. #Oscars2022 #JayZ #WillSmith This is a stark example of how “representation politics” distract from truly emancipatory ones and the fact that the “anti racist” world so oft referenced since 2020 will not be achieved without class analysis no matter how many black films Hollywood makes
Jun 22, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
Im sorry but the phrase #whiteprivilege hardly created adverse material conditions of “WWC”. Let’s start w/ Enclosures Acts of 1700s. These allowed wealthy farmers to buy up large sections of land that smaller farmers relied on for centuries to graze their cattle collectively I don’t think it was the phrase ‘white privilege’ that “forced” the British parliament to increase private land ownership impoverishing multitudes of people who were forced into industrial towns to seek work in factories and mines fuelling the Industrial Revolution