The impossible is possible

Jean Barker 1379 views

Once, Obama being president of the USA was thought “impossible”. Once, a Jewish socialist being president of the USA was “impossible”. No longer, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Is Spur's Native American racist?

Jean Barker 1207 views

Americans are offended by the Spur's branding, but in the process of saying so, they managed to really annoy Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The “Trump Bump” Terror

Jean Barker 1770 views

Trump’s racist rhetoric has brought bigots out of the closet, becoming a talking point for KKK recruitment, and forced Stormfront to buy new webservers, says Jean Barker

Jean Barker

The evil of terror vs the horror of crime

Jean Barker 887 views

When you see a friend in the last few days in Los Angeles, the conversation goes something like this. “Crazy, huh?” “San Bernadino? Yeah…” There are no words, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Taking the Low Road

Jean Barker 759 views

New measures voted in by the US House of Representatives prevent desperate Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS from entering the USA. That’s exactly what ISIS wants, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

A chance encounter

Jean Barker 3123 views

A man from South Africa picked me up in an uber, the other day. He’s came all the way to California to escape his pain, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Flight risks

Jean Barker 5959 views

International travel on a South African passport is often a reminder that just when you think things can’t actually get stupider, they actually can, says Jean Barker.


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Reparations for US slavery

Jean Barker 7 comments | 1922 views

I’m from Africa, and I’m also white, so redistributive justice is not only controversial, but also one of my “community’s” biggest fears. Having said that, isn’t it… justice? Asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Dry humour

Jean Barker 1023 views

If America is good at one thing, it’s dreaming. This frequently takes the form of pretending that our actions have no consequences, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

US Visas: “The right way is harder”

Jean Barker 3086 views

When it comes to getting a visa to live permanently in the USA, the “right” or legal way is sometimes harder than pulling a scam, says Jean Barker.

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'Heroes' betrayed

Jean Barker 11 comments | 2198 views

America sends “heroes” to war, but when they come back, they’re nothing but damaged goods to Donald Trump and other schoolyard bullies who stayed home to profit from their sacrifice, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Target’s Gender War

Jean Barker 5 comments | 1121 views

A big US Walmart competitor removes the pink and blue “girls” and “boys” signs from their toy and bedding aisles. Bigotry ensues, writes Jean Barker.


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