Divide & rule: Old tricks from new-age racists

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Political parties need to make an effort to avoid using language which provokes violence. Photo: Darren Stewart
Political parties need to make an effort to avoid using language which provokes violence. Photo: Darren Stewart

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The crude race-baiting in the now infamous “racists” versus “heroes” campaign posters in Phoenix, Durban, has left a bitter taste in the mouth, as have the DA’s crocodile tears and hollow remonstrations that the messaging was “unsanctioned”. Despite all its protestations, the posters were not necessarily denounced as racist by the party’s leadership.

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