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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.

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