A reader asks how to make conversations about race relevant here, given Ireland has a different history to the US or Canada, say. Ebun offers some advice.
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Ebun: On Having Constructive Conversations about Race with White People
After living in a more diverse place, a reader asks how to broach conversations about race back home in Ireland, with people less accustomed to having them. Ebun offers some advice.
Ebun: How Reaction GIFs Perpetuate Racial Stereotypes
“Being an anxious liberal I worried about whether there is a fine line between wholesome giffing and, well, minstrelsy,” a reader wrote. There is, writes our advice columnist.
Ebun: On Irish Drinking Culture, Assimilation and “Passing”
A reader asked to what extent Irish drinking culture is something non-Irish need to adopt in order to integrate. Ebun offers some advice.
Emma: On Black Hair, Braiding and Cultural Appropriation
A reader asks whether the hairstyle she wants to wear would be cultural appropriation. Emma has some advice.
Ciaran: A Quick Guide to City Composting
“I have been known to litter-pick toilet roll inserts and hot-drink holders to take them home for the compost heap,” writes our guerilla gardening columnist.
Ciaran: How to Water Your Plants During a Heatwave, or Not
While you’re trying to save water you might still be wondering how to look after those wilting flowers in your garden or windowsill, writes guerilla gardener Ciaran O’Byrne.
Chinedum: On Kevin Sharkey and Immigration
“How can immigrants, or the children of immigrants, be against immigration? Do they not see the utter hypocrisy of it?” a reader asks. Chinedum offers some answers.
Emma: On What It Means to Be “Attracted to Black Girls”
A reader says he “melts” at the sight of “a pretty black girl on the street or in the office” and asks, “What should I do?”
Emma: On Speaking in an Irish Accent, and How to Respond to Trolls
Advice columnist Emma Dabiri responds to one immigrant reader who asks if it would be weird if they started using Dublin slang, and another wondering about the best way to show solidarity online.