The US war on women

Jean Barker 1684 views

Trump's popularity despite his sexist statements proves that America is no haven of equal rights, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Polarising politics

Jean Barker 2039 views

We’re so busy hating each others’ political candidates here in the USA that we’ve forgotten to talk, or how to listen to one another, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Touched by an Angelino

Jean Barker 954 views

In LA, the big time is always about to happen, disaster is always striking, and miracles do happen, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Insulting Obama

Jean Barker 2681 views

It’s completely normal for a US president to be mocked, even insulted in the USA, but snipes at Obama have taken fearful, racist forms, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

The impossible is possible

Jean Barker 1404 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

The “Trump Bump” Terror

Jean Barker 1791 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

Taking the Low Road

Jean Barker 765 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.


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Is Spur's Native American racist?

Jean Barker 1254 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 evil of terror vs the horror of crime

Jean Barker 894 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

Reparations for US slavery

Jean Barker 7 comments | 1936 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.

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A chance encounter

Jean Barker 3135 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 1033 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.


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