Saturday, August 29, 2015

Deep Inside

Rebecca Carroll, a black Guardian columnist, wrote: I was adopted into a white family and I’m married to a white man. Still, when I am in a roomful of black people, or an all-black environment, I feel renewed, seen, held up and realized. The power of being surrounded by black people is that the sheer sense of community is enough. Replace black with other race and this opinion would still be understandable. Maybe human races aren’t just social constructions, there is something more subtle to it.

Across the Atlantic, this is also a question. “In Tower Hamlets we ethnic minorities are in fact the majority and Islam is the main religion, so black people and Muslims should be running this borough,” said Aaron Kiely, Black Student Officer for the National Union of Students.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Life is Too Short

“If youngsters are being deterred from starting their own businesses then they are hardly to be blamed. Who wants to have to spend most of their time, effort and intellectual energy steering a path through a vast forest of regulations, directives and laws only to watch the taxman take a big, wet, juicy bite out of the little profit you have managed to earn. And, to top it all off, you then switch on the TV or open the morning newspaper only to be told that you are ‘the enemy of the people’. Contrast this with going for a job in the public sector which will give you a guaranteed income, a job for life and the steadfast loyalty and service of the political classes. It’s a no-brainer. Life is too short.”

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Cozinhar não é serviço. Cozinhar é um modo de amar os outros. - Mia Couto

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle is an alternative history novel by American writer Philip K. Dick. Set in 1962, fifteen years after an alternative ending to World War II, the novel concerns intrigues between the victorious Axis Powers, Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany, as they rule over the former United States. 

Monday, August 3, 2015


Racial segregation takes new forms in the USA. Consistent with previous studies, Lichter found that the highest level of macro-segregation is between Blacks and Whites and the lowest is between Asians and Whites. Eurasia lives on.