Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela | Explosive acts of white supremacy and barbarism are not just a SU phenomenon

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The South African Students Congress (SASCO) marching against racism at Stellenbosch University earlier this month,  after a white student urinated on the personal property of a black student. (Photo by Gallo Images/ER Lombard)
The South African Students Congress (SASCO) marching against racism at Stellenbosch University earlier this month, after a white student urinated on the personal property of a black student. (Photo by Gallo Images/ER Lombard)

The work of "eradicating racism" is challenging, because of the violence of the discriminatory policies of the past and the systemic nature of its continuing impact, writes Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.

The South African born and London-based psychoanalyst Fakhry Davids' opening statement in the introductory chapter of his book Internal Racism: A Psychoanalytic Approach to Race and Difference is evocative: 

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