Taking the Low Road

Jean Barker 692 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

Reparations for US slavery

Jean Barker 7 comments | 1912 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

A chance encounter

Jean Barker 3117 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

Dry humour

Jean Barker 1016 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

Flight risks

Jean Barker 5943 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.

Jean Barker

'Heroes' betrayed

Jean Barker 11 comments | 2195 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

Sentimentalising Cecil

Jean Barker 13 comments | 4149 views

He was a lion. He was a nice-looking lion. He hunted to eat, and then a dentist killed him for fun. But Twitter went nuts over this for all the wrong reasons, says Jean Barker.


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US Visas: “The right way is harder”

Jean Barker 3076 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.

Jean Barker

Target’s Gender War

Jean Barker 5 comments | 1117 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.

Jean Barker

Trump will be fired

Jean Barker 12 comments | 2814 views

I have bad news. As hilarious as it would be to see Donald Trump run for US President, it’s just never, ever gonna happen. Jean Barker explains.

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The persecuted powerful

Jean Barker 44 comments | 3072 views

Are human rights more valuable to you if you deny them to others? If so, go to hell, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Flags of shame

Jean Barker 15 comments | 2475 views

Nothing kills the racial Facebook fun and games like a reminder of what horror results from romanticising hatred, says Jean Barker.


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