PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
BikoGuevaraHaniX
 
Comments: 7
Article views: 635
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all BikoGuevaraHaniX's badges.
 

I am not Racist

31 August 2012, 12:19

I am NOT racist – I am South African

I for one could care less as to how people word the lingo to express a closet feeling of discontent rather than elaborate on obvious diction that their sole focus in life is to put down blacks.

I am not responding to the article: “I am racist”; however the writer was pretty smart in making an assumption that there are not ignorant or stupid people other than black people, yes her teller happened to be black; so did her employee; and the littering pig as well as the taxi driver. Obviously this is a fragrant attempt at a lie; you really have only seen black people do this. Seriously; in our country she has only had black people around her and she has never seen any other race do any of these things?

Anyway; that question will go unanswered because it’s apparent she is being dishonest. The reality about her feelings and those who replied to her is that they have no understanding about their country. You see people like her go home and sit on their internet and somehow believe that their role in society is to point out all die swartgevaar does wrong. Yes much of the problems of this country are black related; just like much of the problems in china are Chinese related; because they are the larger population in china and blacks are the largest population is SA. However where the other countries easily trump South Africa is because of their ability to identify with themselves.  In SA you’re either black; colored; white; Indian; koi-koi etc. Then you’re either English; Zulu; Afrikaans; Xhosa; Pedi; Tsonga; Venda; Sotho (north or south) Ndebele; Swati; Tswana (apologies if I have left out some groups) my point is that we do not identify ourselves as South Africans.

The I am racist writer clearly makes the attempt to reiterate her being white; then of course immediately you’ve drawn a line in the sand that you’re not the rest; and so the rest react and defend their ethnicity or race. When the taxi drivers strike; they are identified as the Zulu’s and thus they defend their ethnic and or clan belonging. Imagine if the writer had simply spoken and identified herself as a South African; I doubt she would have received a black reaction of defence; she could have easily received an applaud from everyone because it’s a South African challenge rather than a white complaint about blacks. As a South African I care not which race feels they are the wiser; what I do know is that with our continued divisive speech; we are not taking South Africa forward. Someday when we are just too tired of pointing the fingers from our living rooms; we may ask ourselves if we could have done more to be part of the nation rather than the armchair critics we have lived our lives as.  

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
7 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Graeme Long
The Calamitous World Order and Ho...

I’m a bona fide history nut. Whether it’s a subject, country or person the only sure-fire way to understand it, is to know the history. Read more...

0 comments 951 views
Submitted by
Cerin Maduray
Saving to Save South Africa's Tre...

At the back end of last year we entered an interest rate hiking period. Mostly notable by the recent 50bps rate increase. Read more...

0 comments 145 views
Submitted by
Nhlane Mohlamonyane
Water in Moutse specifically Ntwa...

We are all more than well aware of the fact that the Country at the moment is experiencing one of the most severe and worst droughts that is has ever had and that the possibility of it breaking soon being hardly unlikely especially so in view of the El Nino effect on our position in South Africa. Read more...

0 comments 44 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky637
Being referee and player at the s...

The MPAC (Municipal Public Accounts Committee) constituted to conduct an oversight role on the finances in reference to what prevails within the circumambient ambit of the Elias Motsoaledi Local Council has one of the most peculiar compositions that you can ever imagine it to be. Read more...

0 comments 53 views
Submitted by
Esme Joaquim
About the article Lawyer fasts fo...

I worked with Mr Loots from 1998 to 2000, it is unbelievable that this matter has still not been resolved by Legal Aid South Africa (LASA). Read more...

0 comments 80 views
Submitted by
Nkosilathi Munsaka
Positive dimensions

You are what you think! in the short term this may not be true but in the long term our lives are the some total of the thoughts that we entertained and allowed to influence our judgement. Read more...

0 comments 173 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
 
© 2016 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.