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Is being critical of the ANC & Black South Africans racist?

19 November 2012, 08:53

Are critical comments made of black people in South Africa or the ANC Party rooted in racism? Are such like black people a little too over sensitive about this subject or are they making a fair point? For example would saying black people in South Africa have got individual personalities or styles,but very similar traits in their DNA regardless of who you talk about,to be regarded as being a racist if a white person says it out loud? What if a coloured or Indian South African had said the very same thing,then what?

In 2012 South Africa have we reached the point whereby you can talk about a person's skills and competence or lack thereof,but not about what colour he or she's skin colour might be? Should we allow our emotions to get the better of us when we get frustrated with the Governance in South Africa and in venting suchlike frustration is there an element of racism to it when we as whites do that?

Is it hyperbolic or just wrong to assume that ALL black people in South Africa feels its racist when we criticize them? Shouldn't stereotypes once and for all be broken? Legitimate criticism of a conservative black person is generally seen as being racist by some on this News24 forum,although when the same criticism is labeled at a more liberal black person then its the opposite of that often seen as a matter of "well you know who said it and was doing the criticism in the first place anyway don't you".

Justice dictates that one should be able to criticize just about anyone,regardless of his or her race. Why does it always have to be an issue with some people when a black person gets criticized out loud? Shouldn't common sense allow us to criticize anybody of any race or nationality? Do you have to wait until you in the right company of people to criticize someone for his religion,sexual orientation or annoying habits for example?

Why can't you complain about black people whether they'd be in power or not and it not be construed racist? It's frustrating when you think about it when it almost feels like you not allowed to do so. Should we become too afraid to discuss an interesting issue and it not become race thing? Can we not all enjoy and interesting and honest discussion on the matter involved?

If a white person was told that we just can't cut it,then it usually gets followed by "Sean just didn't work hard enough for it". Tell that to a certain black person then it becomes inferior looking stereotypes that takes over. Honest,flexible and accurate evaluations carries oomph not viral generalizing for a certain group.

So then is a person that has a negative view and outlook of other races is he or she just a subconscious racist? Is racism horrible or just silly and ignorant on the part of you as an individual or is it all of these things?

Are those black people in South Africa that comes out calling every criticism about them or their leaders racist just too full of themselves and want to change the course of blame on someone other then themselves with no accountabilities but just accusations thrown at you to cover up how sad their own lives really are?

    "The public is the only critic whose opinions is worth anything at all"-Mark Twain.     "He has the right to criticize that have a heart to help"-Abraham Lincoln.     "There are many [black people] that will never fight for freedom,but they will gladly accept it when it comes"-Dr Martin Luther King Jr.     "You have to be very careful introducing the truth to a black man as he may reject the truth when he first hears it.Let it sink in first before advancing to the next step"-Malcolm X.     Are we not suppose to criticize a black person at all is that it? You decide.
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