I visited this exhibition on Black Indians on its very last night. I had marked it down in my agenda, but almost missed it and yet it’s one of the most memorable and interesting exhibition I’ve ever seen, probably because it corresponds to my research on multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism.
Is America a Myth ? A documentary by those who know.
George Floyd despicable death gets its share of uprising and it's fair. I asked Professor Renford Reese to comment and his response was a magnificent youtube video.
Diasporas Juives et Haïti ou la mémoire effacée
Le 3 Septembre 2017, journée des Diasporas juives, j'ai participé à deux événements concordant parfaitement avec ma lecture et mes activités du moment. Ces coïncidences se sont télescopées avec ma riche journée du 7 septembre. Curieusement, j'écris ces lignes alors que Haïti s'apprête à être frappé par une catastrophe qu'on espère ne pas avoir à … Continue reading Diasporas Juives et Haïti ou la mémoire effacée
A perfect stay
Yesterday was a Perfect Day... the perfect day of a perfect week!There are are several possible definitions to perfection, this one is my personal and non exhaustive interpretation.
Could Obama have gotten away with Trump’s actions? By: Renford Reese
Prof. Renford was recently in Uganda, where everyone wanted to know what He thought about President Donald Trump. They also wanted to know what he thought about former president, Barack Obama. In discussing both presidents, it was clear to his new Ugandan counterparts that America is a country that is steeped in white privilege and racism. How do we know this? A simple comparison of Trump and Obama highlights this fact.
“12 years a slave” revisited
We, Jews, have a special connection with the African-Americans. There is no doubt in my mind about this, although fewer Afro-Americans are now willing to agree about this connection. Pharaoh, Let my people go, We shall overcome...all these are songs that ring in our common psyche. We celebrate each year Passover, the time when we … Continue reading “12 years a slave” revisited
President Obama as Django, by Prof. Renford Reese
Professor Renford Reese reads Django as a metaphor for President Obama...I read Reese as a metaphor for a new generation of remarkable African American multiculturalists, a sunrise on another magnificent temple of enlightenment , thus my illustration at the end of the post. I added Alain Finkielkraut's very harsh critique of the movie. at the … Continue reading President Obama as Django, by Prof. Renford Reese
How the London Olympics will help Obama get Re-elected (Renford Reese’s olympic perspective)
Renford Reese's contribution to a vision of how sport and politics intertwin. A most welcomed Afro-American perspective