Fair point. What part of South Africa do you live in? Do you agree with the reports coming out of the country that racial tensions are rising? Or has it just never gone away?
Originally posted by jinx880101
How can we ever move forward if our generation of whites (who are not guilty of anything) are made to feel guilty. And our generation of blacks are incited to feel hate towards us for actions we did not commit?
How can we then be unprejudiced towards each other? It's time to let bygones be bygones and look to the future, but it seems some bitter people will not grant us this luxury or true freedom.
Following the appointment of Gil Marcus, a white woman, as Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Malema complained that "minorities" (whites, Coloureds and Indians) ran what he defined as the "economic cluster" in the South African cabinet, in reference to finance minister Pravin Gordhan, economic development minister Ebrahim Patel, planning minister Trevor Manuel and Barbara Hogan, Minister of Public Enterprises. These comments were controversial, as they contradicted the ANC's long-running policy of non-racialism.
The ANC's alliance partner, the SACP, referring to the statement warned against a "narrow African chauvinism" . President Jacob Zuma's office also defended the appointments .
Found this article on iafrica. The Decoy Theory Might be useful for those who want to understand the greater political environment in South Africa over the last 5 years. The theory itself could also hold merit.
Originally posted by andy1033
reply to post by ROBL240
Exactly. It amazes me how irish people in england get treated and is good example of what your saying. irish used to get treated just as bad in england as blacks.
But today we have a culture in london where whites are being pissed on so bad. But blacks assume because your white you must be paying for what there ancestors went through.
The racism thing is stup1d and people never think. Somehow irish white people who have always been treated like cr1p in england, get treated twice as bad now, as they are white and they are irish.
Its like how some cultures claim this and that happened to them, every culture and people have bad things happen to them, and they never consider this at all.
Originally posted by ROBL240
If anyone had it coming its Robert Mugabe, everyone cries Racism because this guy is white and wants to take the land. Yet Mugabe has murdered White Farmers, and eradicated them out the country (imagine if the equivalent of the BNP did that here in the UK with ethnic minorities.)
And there's no uproar about that, simply because its acceptable to let "white men" get pushed around and treated like scum because somehow our Human Rights don't appeal.