In part 1 of ‘racism in the workplace is alive and kicking’ , Paula went into detail about a racist incident at work. I was going to call this an ‘unfortunate incident’, but will refer to it as a racist incident, because that’s what it was in my opinion – I said what I said.
Living in the Moment as a Millennial
“You young people and your phones. What happened to playing outside?”
I know we’ve all had some 40+ year old uncle or aunty yell something to this effect at us as we sit, minding our business scrolling through Instagram, or favouriting tweets on twitter. You probably rolled your eyes and brushed the comment off – I certainly have. But as much as I hate to admit it, they may have a point.
It was a rainy Saturday evening, I was at the Pergola bar in Paddington for my cousin’s birthday celebration, and making my way to the loo when a black guy approached me.
After viewing Barry, the story of young Barack Obama on Netflix, I came to the realisation that no one is above the pursuit of self-actualisation. Continue reading “Are our differences arbitrary abstractions?”
Growing up African, specifically Ghanaian going on “holidays” always came across as unimportant and practically a waste of money. Before you jump the gun, I know not everyone is the same. But collectively as a whole this was an outlook held by a majority. In many ways this came from a poverty mindset, lack of experience and exposure. Fortunately for me as I got older this mindset began to shift within my family and we began to do more travelling. By the time I was eleven we had visited the neighbouring countries around Ghana. Togo, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast. One place we visited that I oddly remember vividly was Paga Crocodile Pond. From this town is the No Man’s Land between Ghana and Burkina Faso. This is a place where people go to see, feed and take pictures with very friendly crocodiles on the surface, that is the short and long of it, but this place is steeped in culture of an adapted a lifestyle with the crocodiles.