Colonial Legacies in Times of 'Black Lives Matter'

BLM around the world

Black lives matter only for Americans & not necessarily for Africans 

Masego Seemela

Times Live


In an op-ed, South African journalist Masego Seemela considers that the Black Lives Matter movement, with renewed global echoes on every continent, fails to extend its solidarity and claims to black lives in Africa, focusing mostly on racialised bodies in the "Global North". 

Slogans of solidarity during the #EndSARS protest in Cape Town. Imagem: Esa Alexander