Bonang, Glamour and A System That Produces ‘First Blacks’ and Tokens

By Vanguard reporter

After some controversy surrounding entertainment industry darling Bonang Matheba’s title as ‘First [Local] Black’ cover of Glamour Magazine, Siphokuhle Mathe breakes down the system of white supremacy and how labels like #FirstBlack can be problematic as they do more to expose a lack of transformation in various sectors of our society than they do applaud black talent.

Twitter conversation used with permission from Siphokuhle Mathe.

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