The Myth of Rhodes: a Special Report
The Myth of Rhodes: Editoriel
Rhodes: a Perspective
Rhodes Must Fall: a Timeline
Putting Rhodes in His Place
Iconography Campaigns: a Global Perspective
Safe Spaces and Student Protest
Complete Bibliography for the Report
Dr Ian Forrest: Guide to Further Reading
Facebook posts cited
Previous Poor Print coverage
Misinformation in the Rhodes Campaign (22/01/16)
In Defence of Protest – Editorial (19/02/16)
Rhodes Must Fall: a Perspective (04/03/16)
On 28/05/15, the Oxford Union debated the motion, ‘This House believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies’, which was carried by 185 to 56 votes. Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford (RMFO) organised a protest at the debate. Later, the Union came under fire from RMFO for serving a cocktail called the ‘Colonial Comeback’ after the debate, which was accompanied in adverts by a picture of black hands in chains. RMFO’s original Facebook post can be found here, and a screenshot and full transcript can be found below.
On Thursday, we shared this image of the flyer for the Oxford Union’s outrageous post-debate cocktail called ‘the Colonial Comeback’, under the hashtag#RhodesMustFallOxford. It immediately spread around the world and has rightly shamed the Union, which has neither offered a satisfactory condemnation of the flyer, nor taken appropriate punitive action. No longer shall we allow acts of blatant racism and colonial arrogance to exist unchallenged at Oxford!
Read some of the articles written about the Union’s cocktail below:
The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/may/29/oxford-union-accused-of-racism-for-sale-of-colonial-comeback-cocktail
The Asian Age: http://www.asianage.com/international/oxford-debate-society-colonial-cocktail-row-745
The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/oxford-union-criticised-over-tasteless-colonial-comeback-cocktail-served-during-debate-on-british-empire-10284369.html
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