Adriaan Basson | Why Tony Leon is wrong about white privilege and Afrikaans at Stellenbosch

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It is of critical importance for young South Africans – black and white – to understand where we come from; not to be bogged down by that history, but to have empathy and understanding, writes Adriaan Basson.

I rate former DA leader Tony Leon as one of South Africa's top intellectuals and always find his writing stimulating and challenging. 

So, I was disappointed to read in an interview conducted by my colleague, James de Villiers, with Leon that the former leader of the opposition regards as "absolute garbage" discussing or engaging with the concept of white privilege. I would have expected a more nuanced view from Leon. 

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