Dear white people: It’s time your bubble was burst

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Wits University was brought a standstill this week after the announcement of an increase in tuition fees for the 2016 study year. Students at the university were protesting against the fee hikes and boycotted classes. Picture: ELIZABETH SEJAKE
Wits University was brought a standstill this week after the announcement of an increase in tuition fees for the 2016 study year. Students at the university were protesting against the fee hikes and boycotted classes. Picture: ELIZABETH SEJAKE

This letter was originally published on you.co.za.

I tried to write this article a few days ago but I just stared at the blank screen on my desktop for what seemed like hours. How do you try to convince a person to care about something that is so foreign to them that it feels like a different world? How do you make people care about something that matters so much when their minds have forbidden them to give any meaningful thought to it?

What brought all this on is this: last week I attended a family gathering. It was a slow, soft afternoon characterised by small talk, chicken pie and gourmet salads.

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