Craft policies based on current circumstances

2019-07-05 10:34
Adv. Thuli Madonsela

Adv. Thuli Madonsela

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Dear Thuli Madonsela

I have been following the engagement between yourself and Helen Zille with much interest. You both make good points and I believe we can all agree that the past wasn't just. I think where many white people become defensive is that restorative justice as preached by many in our political spectrum should come at their expense. It's truly difficulty to gain people's cooperation via coercion.

I believe we can make great strides in the right direction by forgetting about algorithms, etc. and focusing on one metric, the current financial situation. By crafting policies based on people's current financial situation we are able to assist all poor people, most of whom will be black, without excluding anyone and creating more injustice.

The day we stop identifying ourselves by colour, the Apartheid metric, is the day we begin to dismantle that system and its consequences once and for all.

Kind Regards,

Russel Bason


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