REVIEW: These are not gentle people by Andrew Harding

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These are not gentle people by Andrew Harding
These are not gentle people by Andrew Harding

Two black men are violently and barbarically killed on a farm outside Parys in Free State by a group of white farmers. This sounds like a scene straight out of Apartheid South Africa, but it happened, unsurprisingly, in 2016 in post-apartheid South Africa.

I say unsurprisingly because as a black person, I am starkly aware of the systemic racism [and classism] that is constantly inflicted on black people by white supremacy in this country and around the world. For the economically disadvantaged black person living in South Africa, this violence can mean death – a gruesome and violent death.

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