Enlightened racism? European philosophy entanglements with racism and colonial practices – then and now

ANALYSIS Silvia Donzelli 31 May 2022 Debates in the wake of Black Lives Matter movement are contributing to the disclosure of multilayered patterns of racist thought and practices hitherto concealed behind the respectable curtain of Western traditions and normative institutions. Among the pillars of Western cultural legacy that are being profoundly shaken in this process,…

Anti-racism in international human rights law – What is radical enough?

ANALYSIS Thoko Kaime and Isabelle Zundel 06 May 2022 The africanlegalstudies.blog has sent the focus month “Longing for an Anti-Racist World” into a second round. Rightly so, since (un)surprisingly racism is still “one of the globe’s most severe catastrophes”[1] to cite Prof. Arndt in her contribution on this forum last year. The cruel manifestations of…

Colonial Legacy and the Nubians in Kenya: A Question of Identity

ANALYSIS Cecilia Ngaiza 25 February 2022 The narration of the black history in relation to the aftermath of colonialism in the post-colonial Africa encompasses the question of damaged identity to some African ethnic communities to the expense of experiencing barriers to the enjoyment of the right to citizenship. A specific example to this dark side…