Sunday, March 18, 2012
The Strike and the Blogosphere
Left wing academic blogs like to pretend they support the rights of people of color, labor, and academics. But, none of them has written anything about the ongoing UTAG strike here in Ghana. Nor did they cover the UTAG strike in October 2010. However, they have lots of blog posts on labor issue pertaining to mostly white academics in the US. I find this total non-coverage of what is probably the largest labor action by any faculty union currently in the world to be quite telling. If a similar strike were taking place in the US, UK, Canada, or Australia I am quite sure it would get lots of coverage on the left wing academic blogs. But, for some reason left wing academics despite all their claims of being anti-racist just do not seem to care as much about people in Africa as they do about people in North America, Europe, and Australia.