Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Racism in South Africa today

Few commentators have ventured into this hot potato topic. Its probably a matter of fools rush in... yet Ryland Fisher and Sarah Britten, does.

I will simply state that Fisher is provocative in stating, Black people can be the most racist. Indeed he is candid, maybe too candid; because surely this is not a matter of who is the most racist, you or me or they. The fundamantal point that we have to address first is whether black people can be racist? In my previous posts arguing that the xenophobia is simply a form of black racism, colleagues responded by saying that black people cannot be racist. It was actually the poor blacks scrambling for the crumbs that fall from the table of the rich. Fisher is correct in my view, that racism does not have a colour and like the statements of the venerable Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King (jnr), black supremacy thinking, indeed could be as dangerous as white supremacy.

Sarah Britten's post, What is genuine white racism anyway.
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