Bitter knowledge and black violence

2008-03-29 00:00

Two cancers eating away at South Africa have been unexpectedly exposed. The first is the perniciously stubborn nature of white racism; the second is a casual black recourse to violence as a calculated, intimidatory tool to achieve political compliance.

Equally depressing is the unrepentant attitude of the students involved and the insouciance of their supporters, who would shrug off the incident as student japes. In fact, the video is not a silly joke gone wrong but a chilling revelation of the übermensch assumptions of these white bucks, as well as the casual cruelty of their racism. 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.

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