White is still right in SA

2009-10-30 11:47

BEING a black person in South Africa is really a joke.

When a black person commits a crime against a white person it is expected that he will be punished to the full ­extent of the law. However, when a black man is the victim of ­racial injustice he is expected to forgive his perpetrators as a gesture of reconciliation.

This is degrading at best and humiliating at worst.

I believe our former president, Nelson Mandela, set this dangerous precedent. I say this because often white ­sadists and murderers walk free while we blacks scream reconciliation despite the pain we have suffered at the hands of white people.

When we tell whites that poverty leads to petty crime they dismiss that as nothing but an excuse for our incompetent government that cannot deal with crime. But when one of their own is found guilty of racist crimes they expect us to understand that he is a victim of a racially polarised society.

No one denies that we live in a racially polarised society but who is the architect of this?

Whites are lucky that blacks are forgiving despite the racial injustice they have suffered.

It never happens that a black man demands justice to avenge his pain. The black man is always understanding. Even though he feels the pain of racial injustice he still manages to see the white person as a victim of racial polarities.

Perhaps this has to do with the general socio-economic conditions, which favour whites against the blacks. In most companies you will even find that black managers are afraid of disciplining their white subordinates.

Some of these black managers even end up losing their jobs if they try to discipline their white subordinates.
KG Nkadimeng

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