#racism

Poetry
the ventriloquists by Gábor Gyukics

the white-collar inhabitants of this globe will seriously mull over anything unworthy that does not affect their daily routines even if it let’s them fall headfirst into a manhole that won’t ever regurgitate them in vain they frown with relentless minds or goggle at the particular absence of some staggering objects which might pull them […]

Poetry
shindig by Gábor Gyukics

harvesting his memory right after he was arrested without hearing the Miranda warning his case was accelerated by two nocturnal detectives ambling from sidewalk to sidewalk luminescing nothing except their boredom and indifference towards the man they picked out of the crowd believing he committed a crime they didn’t know nothing about yet the man […]

Non-Fiction
Gypsy Heroes by Rodrigó Balogh

Or a short history of the first collection of dramas by Roma authors When someone asks me what a Gypsy is, I see people in front of me. Men, women, children, elderly people. I never thought of anything else. No images of abject poverty come to mind or stereotypes about Gypsy musicians, not even the […]

Non-Fiction
Eight billion Shades – Capturing a World of Color by Attila Lóránt

Kodak, one of the most familiar names on the market in the world of photography, launched research into ways in which to produce darker tones simply in response to interest from chocolate producers and furniture factories, that were increasingly impatient to have photographs that captured a diversity of shades.   At the beginning of the […]

Current
White Price Comfort by William Pierce

I was reading Thomas Lynch’s The Undertaking recently. It’s a good book. First published in 1997, it came out at a time when, let’s be honest, most white Americans—like me—thought “race relations” were in a better place than most white Americans think they are now. Americans of color were, as ever, not fooled. They also […]

Fiction
Biography of a Black-and-White Lamb by Tomáš Zmeškal

The District Military Administration for Prague 6 was located right next door to the local police precinct and the district court. Across the street loomed a spacious palace, built in historicist style during the First Republic, between the First and Second World Wars, for the Ministry of Defense, which was still located there. Around the […]

Poetry
Heritage by Agnieszka Wolny-Hamkało

They’re scared of sweetened beer, their spidery wives go screwing in the bushes assured of their descent, but even so the children born of this fucking are usually merfolk (which renders the rut less legitimate). I’ve seen their tweets: a migrant hid centaurs in a gypsy part of town, they write, and inspect the colour […]

Fiction
Whiter than white by Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki

It was midday. In the conference room, the senior lab technician turned on the radio. He turned the dial and found Bond, a station based in the east of the country. The chief midwife entered the room holding a paper bag. She sat down at the table and took out a half-liter bottle of mineral […]

Non-Fiction
The Power of No: A Meditation on Boundaries and Black Womanhood by Roxane Gay

I am terrible at saying “No.” I’m too eager to please, or, more accurately, I am terrified of disappointing people. But it’s more than that. I rarely feel like I have a right to say “no.” And so I say yes to nearly everything or I say nothing and people interpret my silence as consent. […]