[REBLOG] #DecolonizeDutchMedia – Dutch newspaper wonders “Nigger are you crazy?”

“let us have this conversation without those whose mere intention is to whitesplain this into nothingness. There’s no time to judge the arsonist by all the things he didn’t set on fire. We’re burning.” mustread

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On July 31, Dutch newspaper NRC published a review of Ta-Nehisi CoatesBetween The World and Me. With its title, the piece written by Guus Valk asks:  Nigger are you crazy? How do you destroy the black identity?This comes only days after the paper published a column entitled Black America needs to look at itself  in which Black Americans were told to “stop impregnating 16 year old girls because your grandmother sat in the back of the bus.” Since NRC is so eager to weigh in on what Black people should do, it’s only right to provide translations so we can drag them from the bench to the field.

Aside from the racist title, the piece which also discusses Paul Beatty’s The Sellout and Mat Johnson’s Loving Day,  is adorned with this illustration (pic) by Aron Vellekoop León who captured Blackness as Dutch, mainstream whiteness likes…

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