GR8 post (as we’ve come to expect)! I do share your thoughts in that a society free of racism is indeed possible, because, as with poverty, discrimination/racism is ‘man-made’ and as such we (being ‘man) can ‘un-make’ same. How? With Focus. One thing we can learn from the old NP/Apartheid Govt. Focus. START seeing Racism in a serious light, see it for what it is and for the damage it does! A slap on the wrist, an apology may well be ‘acceptable’ or even appropriate were you to discover, upon leaving the supermarket, that your child had stuffed a pack of pokemon cards in your pocket for which you hadnt paid; now, should this happen on the regular … your kid has issues … ones which are going to require treatment, not an apology. Likewise, a simple apology does not, cannot, simply is not of the power to erase the ‘k’ word from your vocabulary… the fact that you used it, even think it, to me, says “you are a danger to society, a time bomb” and I for one, dont want my children anywhere near you when that bomb goes off, HELL NO. Anyone who calls a man a “k***r” needs treatment, whether its in the form of community work, an anti-supremacy im a jerk management course, or if need be, 4 walls and a straight-jacket, I don’t really care as long as the ‘punishment fits the crime’ for thats what it is “Racism IS a Crime” and perhaps when we begin to see it as such people will be forced to change their mindset and ‘think’ / think TWICE’.
Sociology defines racism as the belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority over others, as well as abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race on the basis of such a belief
South Africa has a history of racism, which led to the system known as apartheid which was a system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government of South Africa between 1948 and 1993. In this system, the rights of the majority ‘non-white’ inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and minority rule by white people was maintained. This system came about as strategists in the National Party sought to cement their (white) control over the economic and social system. Initially, the aim of apartheid was to maintain white domination while extending racial separation. However in the 1960s, a plan of ‘Grand…
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