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

Comments: 71
Article views: 1593
Latest Badges:

View all Activist's badges.

The Race Debate

05 January 2013, 13:16

Reading the blog written by Gillian Schutte on Thoughtleader many thoughts came to my mind. As I was one  of the first people to read the blog I wondered how the Whites which it was directed to would reply. Will they prove her right with irrational responses and anger with what she was saying or rationalise their responses and accept what Schutte was saying.

Just 10 minutes later the blog was flooded with responses. Most blacks thanked Schutte for talking about issues that when them “blacks” raise them are labelled racist.  Some argued that what she was saying was old and is not good for national building.

Few whites thanked her, most attacked her of generalising, assuming and trying to get publicity or buying in to blacks.

I reserved my comments because I wanted to see how all this will turn out. Whites that the letter/blog was directed to did not like the Idea of a white woman selling them out to blacks like that and responded with irrational bashing comments.

We as South Africans, Black, White, Indian or whatever colour need to get over our "race". We need to acknowledge that a young democracy country like South Africa needs dialogues on racial issues.

For us to move forward, we need to talk about each other openly without the fear of being labelled a “racist” or a “sellout”. We need to stop censoring people and promote debates on issues that expose what we hide about ourselves so we can be able to look at each other and know where we are and what we can do together as a people.

For us to get into a position of a true Rainbow Nation we need to “heal” our wounds and stop pretending we have healed.

News24 comments won’t be a bad place to start when looking how far we South Africans have grown since 1994 on Race. To us, it’s always “US” and “THEM”. What “they” can’t do and what “we” can do better than “them”.

No South African owes another anything.

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. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Bizaboy Shongwe
Selfless leadership

Are politicians addressing the needs of the masses?

0 comments 20 views
The Cosatu conference decisions.....

The Cosatu 12th National Congress ended today in Midrand and two contentious matters that everyone thought may not be discussed actually found their way onto the agenda. Read more...

0 comments 101 views
Submitted by
Michael Ernest Meder
OUTA on EToll Debr

I really believe Outa is "smoking something" - they are now calling EToll laws unjust and irrational, a far cry from their initial stance of lack of public involvement. Read more...

0 comments 796 views
Submitted by
Medical Aid for pets versus medic...

I think Malema's statement that people are more willing to take out medical aid for their pets than for their employees is grossly exaggerated.  Read more...

0 comments 478 views
Submitted by
John Stoltz
Madiba versus Malema,....or is it...

Dear Mr Malema, how can you ever make a derogatory remark about our beloved Madiba? Read more...

0 comments 333 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky637
21 Years later of absolutely noth...

South Africans before 1992 was lead to believe that Nelson Mandela deserved to be serving a life sentence apparently because of his ‘high treason’ case and the apparent acts that he committed before being sentence in the 60’s. Read more...

0 comments 174 views


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
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.