We must guide our tongues

2016-08-18 06:00

IN this world, including in South Africa, we have one race - the human race. Any variation in pigmentation or distinctions in hair or height are irrelevant.

For many in South Africa the only differentiation are the land dispossessors and the dispossessed.

This is a painful history that must be acknowledged and addressed as a matter of priority for the sake of peace and stability. A solution acceptable to all must be found and we need wise people to contribute to the matter.

For convenience, the world community identifies each other by country of origin. Here we froth at the mouth, misdirecting our energies by insulting each other in identifying ourselves by incorrect colours.

It is beyond one’s comprehension that we spend so much time systematically excluding one another from humanity by using colours and infuriating one another in the process.

We are undermining ourselves by insulting each other.

We must guide our tongues.

Mazwi Msimang

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