PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
No.You're a handbag
 
Comments: 24
Article views: 1941
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all No.You're a handbag's badges.
 

This article has been selected as an Editor’s Choice report. Articles are selected based on quality of writing, audience response, newsworthiness and originality, and is at the discretion of the MyNews24 editors.

The 'white' dream

16 May 2012, 10:08

The 'white' dream

Every time I comment on any political article on this site, or read through the comments, I see someone who can't spell very well saying something about the 'white' dream.

I'm willing to write off the bad spelling, because hey, I know plenty Afrikaners who can't figure out the 'th' 'f' issue (no offense to those who can) and I don't think dyslexia is necessarily a handicap.

However, I have to wonder what the white dream is?

I am white. Here are MY dreams.

I dream of good food, good wine and good friends.

I dream of a safe, peaceful home, and being able to walk down the street without being scared.

I dream of my children being able to get the education they deserve, and a level playing field to compete on. Not in history: TODAY.

I dream of a country where EVERYTHING is not based on race. Where we look at each other as partners, rather than adversaries.

I dream of a WORLD where everyone is free to be and do whatever their dreams and their efforts can achieve.

I dream of doing a job that I love, for a fair wage, and of one day being able to look back on the fruits of my labours with pride.

Do my dreams have colour?

Are they different to yours?

Maybe my dreams are small and peaceful, but aren't they better than the alternative?

There is NO 'white' dream. No 'black' dream.

We both want the SAME things. We just need to WAKE UP, start talking about our dreams, and start thinking about how we can make those dreams a reality, rather than something we visit only in our subconscious.

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.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
24 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Elias Sofe347
Gailku explained

You are never too old to learn. How many times have you heard this? Believe me: it’s true. Read more...

21 comments 123 views
Submitted by
CharlesSzente
How to create long term wealth fo...

I believe, in the real world, life actually follows reasonable principles. Despite the baffle and Bull, the short term push and pull, even exploitation, eventually the multitude of forces kicks you back to reality. For us that simply means, if as a country we want to grow, we have to invest.  Read more...

21 comments 814 views
Submitted by
Gail Shorkend
The world

How the world has changed. It used to be a peaceful world. You had stress. But the stress is not like these days. Read more...

14 comments 166 views
Submitted by
Linamandla Mpolase
Letter to the Capitalist God

I constantly ask myself what is the point of everything? A complex question and awfully deep but I know it is a question not unique to me. Possibly many of you have had similar thoughts. But really what is the point of it all? Read more...

76 comments 1582 views
Submitted by
Dewald Esterhuizen
Humanity a rarity

I am reading so much upon this lion being killed and I see the outrage in America and the extreme extend to which they go to persecute this dentist. Read more...

11 comments 901 views
Submitted by
Jenny Reid
Identity Crisis! What to do when ...

While these people must deal with the inconvenience of applying for new passports, there’s a far more sinister issue at play. Read more...

0 comments 383 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.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 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.