Festival of Light takes on a new dimension

2016-11-09 06:01

THE letter from R. Pillay, titled “Diwali trauma”, Fever 2 November refers.

It absolutely astounds and really­ angers me that colour is, once again, brought into something that is celebrated worldwide annually – I am talking about Diwali this time.

Nowhere did that “white man” – call the people concerned by any derogatory name. He merely said: “It’s you f**king people that have no f**king brains.”

Race was not mentioned by him. The only reference to race – according to your letter – was yours when you put a colour on the man approaching with a thin object.

In fact you bring colour into the letter again when you mention that your son’s friend was “white”. What has colour got to do with that friendship – it matters neither here nor there – it’s his friend.

So I ask – in whose heart and mind does “the racism live?”

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