Mondli Makhanya | White people must step up

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the year of #BlackLivesMatter and a year in which the whole world has been jolted into action against racism, elements of white society are still in the same space of denial. Picture: iStock/ Itakdalee
the year of #BlackLivesMatter and a year in which the whole world has been jolted into action against racism, elements of white society are still in the same space of denial. Picture: iStock/ Itakdalee

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Ahead of the UN World Conference on Racism hosted in Durban at the turn of the century, South Africa held its own version to talk about this country’s experience of racial discrimination and, hopefully, map a way forward.

The country was barely six years out of apartheid and it was clear that, no matter how hard founding president Nelson Mandela had tried to forge a united nation through his reconciliation project, South Africans were still not finding each other.

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