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17 March 2011, 15:00  - J Nepgen
Steve Biko's words could never have been truer spoke, or indeed written. His ideology involves breaking a mindset of feeling oppressed and not able to ever succeed. Away from the message one is told by wider society as to what how the world views an individual and what the world expects of the individual.

The Freedom Charter of 1955 within its basis spoke of equality for all, Black and White. It was never to happen.

Our Coloured Brethren are sitting at the highest unemployment rate ever recorded. Sit at a place of being the WORST off among the ethnicities for unemployment.

The Whites were one tenth living in poverty and most as squatters, but that's jumped by another 200 000. Squatter Whites I can understand, hey it's economics at play. But it just grieves me when the ANC tell a very otherwise picture of Wealthy White people.

I myself have always been from a desperately poor family, scraping by each week for survival all my life until I escaped it all to become an accountant. We used to go to the dumps on weekends to collect rubbish, as our usual "entertainment".  We lived as Squatters on a piece of road works land for years too, LONG ago, before it became trendy for Whiteys to become squatters.  

No BEE and/or AA/EE helped me, while I slogged it out working from a broken-roofed garage doing bookkeeping and studying till late in the evenings for years while living in a roof top. I know too well what eating Imfino, Black Jack leaves and Madumbis is all about. That is why this present system SICKENS ME. How unfair it all is, how very against the Freedom Charter it goes for equality for all, Black and White.

As for this claim of me being European, my mum's Irish. I lived there and just could never assimilate into a culture I felt nothing for. My Dad is from a mixed heritage family himself. I'm cursed because I look White. My family were going into KwaMashu YEARS ago during apartheid to fellowship with fellow Christians, nothing ever happened to us going into KwaMashu back then.

I know my case is not perhaps a past that's normal for other pale skinned South Africans.  But it's certainly becoming the norm.  

And so the ANC needs to be reminded of where it comes from, how it gained international recognition of its claim to protect all South Africans.  

All minorities, AS WELL AS our fellow Black brethren, need to empower all of our heads with wondrous and healing belief that we ALL too are fantastic, able to do anything before US, able to succeed and that we are whole, complete and united. Something the ANC lost a long time ago, woefully.

Steve Biko spoke for the oppressed, and now it looks certain that the ANC wants us Minorities to be oppressed.  We take POWER over low self esteem beliefs and such that the ANC is trying to teach us.

Too all Minorities, study a law degree with UNISA in your evenings. Make our Constitution work for us. End this return of oppression in South Africa. Stop drinking and abusing drugs as a way to stave off the oppression we feel. Tackle this oppression issue head on. 

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