PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
T-spoon
 
Comments: 39
Article views: 1638
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all T-spoon's badges.
 

Blacks loosing roots

24 April 2013, 17:19

I was home this past weekend when my wife's colleague came to visit us. As usual she came along with her 6 (six) year old daughter who attends whites school. My daughter of 6 (six) and her know each other since it was not her first visit. As usual they played along and then came a time that my daughter failed to construct a proper English sentence.

Here is the surprise, the group that was there together with my wife laughed at that/ her or shall I say what she said.

Here is the question, what is funny between a 6 year old black girl who can't construct a proper English sentence but can speak her home language fluently and a 6 year old black girl who speaks English fluently but cannot speak her own home language?

I may be behind syllabus, when other people say, but it seems like the more blacks become financial advantage, the more they forget about their culture. I've seen more children recently who cannot speak their home language and when I ask the parents say it is because they attend whites school.

HERE ARE FEW QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

1. Did we fight for equal rights because we were ashamed of our culture or because we wanted to be treaded the same as whites?

2. Do say you are proudly African/Black if and when you don't allow your own child to speak your own home language?

3. What will you say is your child's home language, Xitsonga or English because your child cannot speak your home language but English only?

4. Are ashamed of who you are?

Please guys stop being ashamed of yourselves, you did not choose to be black and to be born from that ethnic group. Be proud of yourselves guys, I am and to show that I say: "Ndza tinyungubyisa hi kuva mutsonga wa Africa". 

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.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
39 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Johan Bekker
Does the ANC deserve South Africa...

This discussion will lead to emotional, irrational, aggressive, and exploding reactions from all corners of the South Africa. Read more...

3 comments 328 views
Submitted by
Jonathan Boyle
The Son of Africa has arrived!

I often think back and wonder what kind of man can go through all that he had gone through, and then turn around and say I forgive you. Read more...

3 comments 239 views
Submitted by
Peter Sinclair Ellis
Breaking down the door

The miscreants first tried to force open the old brass lock and then the hinges, damaging the frame in the process.  Read more...

6 comments 207 views
Elias Motsoaledi Municipality Cor...

This is pathetic. Tell us this must be a joke. A mixed bag of incompetence, pure foolishness, sluggish Leadership. Read more...

3 comments 667 views
Submitted by
Lebogwe Mogotji913
The never ending story around the...

The never ending story around the ex-Chief Financial Officer Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality. Read more...

0 comments 150 views
Submitted by
Hadley Brauns
Problems are Opportunities

I responded to a post about traffic and traffic officials in Cape Town. While typing my post I got the idea of how can we make it better and added that to my reply.  Read more...

0 comments 51 views
 

services

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.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.