‘We are still a nation at war with ourselves, even if we don’t like to admit it’

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As a nation (and as businesses) we still skirt around the issues of systemic racism. Picture: iStock/ Itakdalee
As a nation (and as businesses) we still skirt around the issues of systemic racism. Picture: iStock/ Itakdalee

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In 1994, I wrote an article in which I stated that “the eggshell issues of racial discrimination, bias, prejudice and stereotyping, until now far too sensitive to discuss openly, needed to become the subject of continuous debate at all levels of the organisation”.

Recent events have made it clear that those “eggshell issues” are just as sensitive today as they were 26 years ago.

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