PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
CraigJoseph
 
Comments: 2
Article views: 457
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all CraigJoseph's badges.
 

Clowns, racism and the giant circus...

02 June 2014, 12:51

One can’t help but wonder if the outcry against the cartoon, published by Eye Witness News has been blown a bit too much out of proportion.

There seems to be double standards of what constitutes racism in South Africa and the equal condemnation thereof.

The fact that the ANC have been depicted as clowns, there supporters as clowns AND poephols, seems rather tame when comparing the racial onslaught perpetrated by the ANC themselves. If the word clown is now seemed as a racist insult, I’d hate to think of how limited our vocabulary will soon be, when almost any word will be construed as racist remark.

Visvin Reddy, Chatsworth ANC branch chairman, made a sweeping statement that Indians who complained about the ANC should “go back to India”.

Despite Mr Reddy being Indian himself, there were no consequences for him after making such an offensive comment. Since the ANC had nothing to say about this statement, it showed their quiet approval of this racist rhetoric.

Further back, Jimmy Manyi who stated that there are too many coloured people in Cape Town, had no action taken against him, for a public statement that was as racist as any.

In the run up to the national elections, ANC members campaigned by telling those in attendance, that people who vote for the DA want to bring back apartheid. This directly insinuating, that all white people are racists.

There are many more examples that I can think of where hate speech and racist remarks, have been made by members of the ruling party, without consequence. By definition, this is called double standards.

Protesting outside of the Primedia offices on Friday morning was a display of hypocrisy, second to none.

Perhaps where all racial divides are guilty, is when they only sit up and take notice of racist remarks directed at their own ethnic background. Perhaps if there was a show of solidarity against the remarks made by Visvin Reddy and Jimmy Manyi, by all racial divides, a message would have been sent, that racism from every racial background would be met with a consistent form of condemnation.

But as the ANC would have you believe, it isn’t within their DNA to harbor racist thoughts at all.

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.

 

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
2 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Graeme Long
The new battle lines of SA: Urban...

First it was British vs Boer, then black vs white, now it’s urban modernists vs rural African traditionalists.  Read more...

0 comments 1256 views
Submitted by
Sipho James Xesha
Initiation a sacred ritual

Speaking as umXhosa, the current (June) month is the season for orthodox spiritual orientation of the young Xhosa male. No other point in the celestial calendar marks this auspicious socio-spiritual occasion but this one. Read more...

0 comments 142 views
Submitted by
Khaya Tyatya
Transformation is an integral par...

The MTT would have failed in its task if it does not come up with a clearly articulated, practical and “unapologetic” human resource development plan that will fundamentally transform the university system in the next five years and beyond. Read more...

0 comments 198 views
Submitted by
Sane Sunyshine Sihiya
Mmusi Maimane: Do you have power?

I judged you. I felt, you were being silly! Cheese boy vibes. Those educated sounding blacks who speak English very well and sound absolutely smart at the expense of trading in their identity. Read more...

0 comments 218 views
Submitted by
Budiriro Peter Moyo
Hunting for radical economic tran...

It is one of the most famous statement of our current time in South Africa right now - Radical Economic Transformation (RET). Yet elusive to those that seek it. A political gimmick? What does it mean? Read more...

0 comments 135 views
Submitted by
Sanele Sano Ngcobo
All South African cars should hav...

Make it illegal for any civilian car to have a maximum speed of 120km/h. As soon as the cars are manufactured or imported to SA, they should have a maximum speed of 120km/h. Read more...

0 comments 311 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.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 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.