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UPDATED 3/1: The Amistad:
Spielberg, Jews, Blacks, and Latins. Dissonance
goes to the movies with African historian Ibrahim K.
- AIDS, Africa, and Racism
Drug scam at the 7th international "AIDS in Africa"
conference. Read the background information below and find out more
about the conference in DISS/cuss,
the Ways forum for Dissonance.
scientific literature that claims to prove an African origin is full of
inconsistencies and sheer racist nonsense" writes Rosalind
J. Harrison-Chirimuuta in "Is AIDS
African?" Here is what is at stake: The AIDS
research community is set to turn Africa into a drug lab while
pharmaceutical companies keep their eyes on the prize. Unfortunately,
they can't tell AIDS from the runs when its buried in structurally
induced impoverishment. Find out more in Richard Rath's
hypertext Horton Hears the W.H.O.
and an unpublished letter to the editors of The New York Review of
Books from Rath and Charles Geshekter.
- Afraid of the Dark? The Switch is on the
- Mary Lefkowitz has shined the cool light of reason on Martin Bernal's
Black Athena, dispelling the bogeyman of Afrocentrism from
European history. Um, hello, Mary wrong continent. Ibrahim
Sundiata explains in Afrocentrism: The
Argument We're Really Having.
- Where are You From?
- It's been said that there is no there there, but what's it
like here when you're from there? Monisha Das Gupta
locates some Dissonances in
postcolonial feminist identities.
- The Ethnography of Being Suckered
- When Muhammad so kindly introduced me to the realities of Tangier, I
was still forgiving and had my whole trip ahead of me. In fact, he tried
in vain to catch the true Ibliss, whose name is Tromba
Oh, Puke and Beatings Upon Him. Muhammad was among the first I
sought after I was robbed, but there it is, I cannot avoid telling the
humiliation any longer. But don't let me get away with making it seem
some death-defying ordeal, as I did with that first con-job. . .
. Quil Lawrence crosses cultural boundaries in search of
The Key to the Highway.
- In Theory
- . . . occasional tidbits from a place where everything works . . .
Richard Rath explains Relations of
- Flotsam and Jetsam
- . . . some things we found onshore . . . Monisha Das Gupta is mooning
over monsoons and Rich Rath
- The Dissonance Web Forum.
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