PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
SapientiaEtVeritas
 
Comments: 40
Article views: 819
 
 
 

To comment or not..?

23 July 2014, 13:38

Racism is the worst form of belligerence against another person, and it’s not just contained in the colour of skin and appearance, but manifest also in stigmatisation of cultural and religious traditions. Black, yellow, brown or white, each one of us are in essence a human being.

Yes, we are not created equal and have many diverse differences, and to put a name on a few of these would include mental capacity, physical appearance, language and believes. Does this however make us a lesser human in comparison? I think not.

We behave towards others different than ourselves in a manner that is reflective of our own circumstances, upbringing and education because we tend to look at the lesser qualities in others compared to ourselves, and meanwhile subsequently forgetting that in someone else’s eyes we posses equal lesser attributes which manifests itself in the various differences between ethnicities.

We need to start looking at the positive and strong attributes of each person to evaluate the contribution they bring into the fold of a diverse nation of people. Not all of us can be Einstein’s, and equally so, cannot all of us possess physical strength for strenuous tasks.

So when a person start to be derogative against another based on superficial and superfluous attributes of a person’s specific ethnicity, it is  reflective of their own lesser attributes which they are trying to subdue into the shadows of their own persona.

Why did I write this article? To speak out in my own way against the “commenter’s”  who so quickly and blatantly display their own short sightedness when someone with a different ethnical culture perceive a matter of importance on a different level and background.

There is an old saying that people living in glass houses, should not cast the first stone. So today, and maybe tomorrow, someone with these tendencies will read here and perhaps, just perhaps... think again before slanting someone on a post he placed, or ventured a comment he thinks from his perspective is justified.

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
40 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Bheki Dlamini
Skills development versus off-the...

I have been away from this platform for a while now and the recent stats on the country’s youth skills prompted this post. Read more...

6 comments 409 views
Submitted by
hzcummi
The Truth of Genesis: Another App...

Over 4 billion years ago, Yehovah created the Sun, the Moon, other planets, and other solar systems and galaxies.  Read more...

28 comments 547 views
Submitted by
Lee Grandmaison
Clearing up some misconceptions a...

In debates about GMOs, many people bring up the Farmer Assurance Provision and seem to misunderstand the nature of the act and its effects on lawsuits against biotech companies such as Monsanto.  Read more...

3 comments 217 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
Getting Back A Small Part of My L...

Sometimes small bureaucratic battles fought for years and having a good outcome make one feel wonder.  Read more...

5 comments 265 views
Submitted by
MikeHampton
DA & EFF Stand Together

The DA, EFF and smaller parties were real opposition when they acted together by walking out of South Africa's Parliament yesterday. Read more...

6 comments 400 views
Submitted by
MikeHampton
DA Secrecy: The Death of Our Citi...

My dreams for South Africa, and my place in the arms of her future, were seriously challenged when the death of apartheid was replaced by the ANC's anti-white autocracy. Read more...

6 comments 280 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Pre-order your iPhone 6 at kalahari.com

Hurry and pre-order your own iPhone 6 now at SA’s favourite online store!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

Mind blow low prices on electronics

Get either the Prestigio multiphone or Proline tablet 7” tablet for only R699. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Barbie toys

Save 30% on all Barbie toys and accessories. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Baby extravanganza month at kalahari.com

Celebrate baby month with a wide range of awesome baby products. Offers valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

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 your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 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.