I Am a Dark-Skinned African. In Terms of Racist Hierarchy, at the Bottom of the Food Chain. Or Should Be.

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About Moses Okoth

My life is serving as an Advocate and Social Change agent. I am about building relationships to end domestic, sexual, family and men ending violence in Africa. I work for a culturally specific domestic and sexual violence prevention as a man ally. Although the work is often challenging, I love what I do and I cannot imagine doing anything else. I am a positive, upbeat brother who loves being around others who are likewise. I am an African Advocate who loves AFRICA. To me this is a calling!

Comments

  1. The Wet One says:

    Frackin’ human!

    A pleasure to learn something about you Mr. Okoth. I can’t stand humans for their myriad of failings. Especially in this area. It bugs the heck out of me.

    As an advocate against violence, I suggest you read Stephen Pinker’s “The Better Angels of Our Nature.”

    I think it lights some of the path that you seek to travel.

    Cheers!

    The Wet One

  2. The Wet One says:

    Oops, I see that that should have said “Frakin’ humans!” not “Frakin’ human!”

    My bad.

    It’s directed at the racists in the last paragraph of the author’s piece (and racist humans in general which we all are to a degree, because we’re humans. Tribalism and fear of differences and all that jazz… Some of us (say a certain odd haired buffoon) are less able to control it than others. Some of us don’t even see the need to control it, but I digress…)

  3. Peter Houlihan says:

    That’s really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wonderful article, thank you.
    But if I call another person “honey” but imbue it with hatred, disdain and disrespect, isn’t this going to make that word into something hateful and hurtful? Or any word I use in that context?

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