OPINION | Clicks hair row: The roots of this problem go much deeper

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EFF Treasurer-General Omphile Maotwe at Menlyn Mall during the shutdown of Clicks outlets.
EFF Treasurer-General Omphile Maotwe at Menlyn Mall during the shutdown of Clicks outlets.
Lee Warren

Putting a band-aid on and apologising and offering to give money to a women's organisation is not enough, argues Nthabi Nhlapo about the Clicks hair ad row. 

Each time black people have to defend their blackness, it's yet another insult to our democracy and the freedom that so many South Africans sacrificed (and continue to do so) for.

Black women are constantly reminded that they are not enough by brands who chant #BlackLivesMatter for public approval, but do not take the time to interrogate what it is precisely that has branded black lives inferior and how to fix it.

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