MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 40
Article views: 0
Latest Badges:

View all KittyPinknBling's badges.

Are you Racist or just slow on the uptake?

11 December 2012, 15:40

Everything offends everyone these days, you can’t make a comment about anything or anyone without being called out for being politically incorrect. It’s frustrating and annoying, especially when you know that you speaketh the trutheth. I’ve decided that very few things will offend me, it’s helped lower my stress levels and if I’m honest with myself, my decision has saved many-a-ears. No more ear pomping the poor sod who dares refer to his magic card as a “Black Card” instead of an “African American Express”; live easy my brothers and sisters who say “midget” instead of “little person” fly free my comrades who call me “black” and not “African”. I have evolved. Indeed, my list of things that piss me off has dwindled down to two things: stupid people, and people who say stupid things.

Once upon a time I felt obliged to be offended by someone who declared they were racist. These days, I find that rather refreshing. See, I know where I stand with this person. He/ she does not and will not like me because of the colour of my skin; and that’s fine by me. Just like my distaste for avocado for no other reason except the fact that it’s green; I understand a racist. I also don’t subscribe to the notion that every time I don’t see eye to eye with a white person (or any other race) they are racist.  There’s a big difference between a racist and a stupid. A racist will call me the ‘K’ word, tell me they’re racist or make derogatory statements about me or to me based on the colour of my skin. A stupid on the other hand will do things slightly differently. They will make bold requests such as “please talk to Sipho in your language?” What pray tell is my language? I speak four of the eleven official languages, and frequently use one unofficial one (vulgarity). Oh I get it, Sipho’s black, I’m black, and so it makes sense to you my dear stupid that we speak the same language?  Stupids will also ask questions such as “how come your culture allows pregnancy before marriage?” Have you ever?! How does a stupid take an opportunity to begin a riveting socio economic debate and turn it into the most ignorant and annoying question ever uttered? How have we let people like this live amongst us? Why were they not flown to a remote island and left there to stupid themselves to death? Most importantly, how are they given an ‘out’ and being labelled as racist? These people are procreating! In 20 years we will be surrounded by spawns of stupids and we’ll only have ourselves to blame. There is nothing enlightened about making statements starting with the words “you people” call a spade a spade for heaven’s sake!

My point is this: before you start labelling someone as racist, take a moment to reflect on why you want to call them that. You’d be surprised at how few racists there actually are, and how many stupids walk among us. Just a thought.


Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Daniel Sutherland
What is the real aim and agenda o...

We can not start to understand what their agenda is, before we looked where they started and it began with Chumani Maxwele’s Rhodes must fall campaign. Read more...

0 comments 1285 views
Submitted by
Molifi Tshabalala
Can we trust new Public Protector...

Busisiwe Mkhwebane raises fears that she may be captured, which essentially feeds into the DA’s allegation that she was a spy closed to President Jacob Zuma.  Read more...

0 comments 1907 views
Submitted by
Don Baney
An easy solution to the #feesmust...

Amidst the chaos that is disrupting our tertiary institutions, there is a very easy solution to the frustration that has boiled over into chaos in our tertiary institutions. Read more...

0 comments 981 views
Submitted by
Tyler Dean Smith
Students and what they want and w...

To the students of South Africa that think that they have been wrongly promised the a free education Read more...

0 comments 1642 views
Submitted by
Lindie Langa
Fees Must Fall No Coincidence nor...

Let me tell you my dearly beloved fellow country men and women, this whole "fees must fall debacle" is not accidental, neither is it purely political or eocio-economic.  Read more...

0 comments 883 views
Submitted by
Enriko Klopper
The not-so-new game of South Afri...

Clicking through the news and trying to compartmentalise all this information is an exhausting task. Especially if you are attempting to remain as objective as humanly possible. Read more...

0 comments 315 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.