Melanie Verwoerd
Air Jordan 6 (VI) Retro “MVP/History of Jordan” Red Leather/Green For Sale,

Athletic Men Reebok ZQuick Dash Lightweight Running Shoe - Mens Black/Blue Best Price

2018-05-30 07:47

Air Jordan 4 Retro Doernbecher “Superman” Black/Old Royal-Electric Green-White For Sale,Athletic Men Nike Dual Fusion ST 3 Lightweight Running Shoe - Mens Black/White Great Deals 2017,Air Jordan 4 - 2013 White/Black/Red Shoes, Air Jordan 3 Retro White Shoes Hot Sale,Air Jordan 21 (XX1 or XXI)-White / Varsity Red-Metallic Silver Sneakers,

Born Womens Shoes / Brown Shoes Born Maldives platform Sandals AW3324391n

If someone experiences an action or utterance as racist does it necessarily make it racist, or does the intention of the "perpetrator" make a difference in how harshly someone should be judged for their words or actions? 

Air Jordan 13+James 8 White/Purple/Red Sneakers,Athletic Men Nike Air Max Run Lite 5 Lightweight Running Shoe - Mens Grey/Blue/Green/White First Rate,Air Jordan 13 Fusion-Black/Red Sneakers,,Air Jordan 11 Retro Black/Gamma Blue-Black-Varsity Maize For Sale Online,Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG 6 AU Rings Pack 555088-112 555088-109,.Athletic Men New Balance 635 Lightweight Running Shoe - Mens Grey/Yellow Cheap Wholesale,Air Jordan 1 (I) LS-Stealth / Varsity Royal-Sport Red Sneakers,.

These questions have arisen with a renewed sense of urgency for me during the debate that erupted after Ashwin Willemse walked off the set of SuperSport recently.

Although I don't want to debate the specifics around this case, it did raise fundamental questions about experience as well as the role of intention for me.

Ag Adriano Goldschmied Medium Light Speed The Legging Ankle in Medium Light Speed JCV841310,Athletic Men New Balance 1260 v4 Performance Running Shoe - Mens Blue/Green/Silver Best Choice,Adidasi Training Under Armour Charged Core Dama Negrii (366995XTY),,Adidasi Training Nike Free Tr 6 Metallic Dama Gri Inchis/Negrii/Verzi/Argintii (386798UOQ),Adidasi Training Adidas Arianna 3 Dama Albi/Argintii/Portocalii (773873ASH),.Athletic Men ASICS GEL-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe - Mens Grey/Red Favorite,Adidasi Tenis Asics Gel-game 5 Gs Copii Albi/Albastri/Galbeni (406793FBA),.

In certain cases of crude racism, such as the use of the k-word or explicit racial or sexual stereotyping, there can be no debate. It is racist or sexist no matter what the perpetrator claims to have been the intention or circumstances. Thus, the courts could rule on Penny Sparrow's tweets and Vicky Momberg's outbursts.

Although there are undoubtedly many people who are still guilty of these overt incidences of racism, I believe it is the less crude forms of prejudice, which are so prevalent in our society, that often cause the biggest damage. It is in the tone of voice, the patronising smile, the body language, institutional cultures and systems. Yet, despite or perhaps because of its insidious nature, it is often tolerated until some trigger causes a dramatic reaction.

Adidasi Skate Nike Sb Koston Hypervulc Barbati Negrii/Gri Inchis/Albi (804663TNL),Athletic Men ASICS GEL-Craze TR 2 Lightweight Training Shoe - Mens Blue/NeonYellow/White Buy Cheap,Adidasi Puma Smash Jr. Copii Albi/Albastri (843746WRX),,Adidasi Puma Ferrari F116 Skin Barbati Negrii/Albi (494711MFJ),Adidasi Puma Bmw Motorsport Drift Cat 5 Dama Albastri/Argintii (195086YAS),Athletic Men adidas Adicross III Golf Shoe - Mens Black/White 100% brand new,Adidasi Nike Tanjun Copii Negrii/Albi (690762DFK),.

As a white person, I have only on the very rare occasion experienced racism – and it was horrible. But as a woman, I deal with sexism on an almost daily basis. (I immediately want to acknowledge that I am conscious that I am at the tip of the pyramid of injustice. As a woman I experience sexism, but because of my race, class and sexual orientation I will always experience far less discrimination than, for example, a black, gay or poor woman.)

Boots Women Unisa Margera Bootie Brown New Arrival Cheap

Adidasi Nike Roshe Flyknit Barbati Albi/Negrii/Rosii/Galbeni (755911FAU),Asos White Longline Top With Side Split And Turtleneckx EPO108431,Adidasi Nike Jordan Reveal Premium Barbati Gri/Albi (960147RML),,Adidasi Nike Court Classic Ultra Piele Dama Negrii/Albi (630667WPX),Adidasi Nike Air Pegasus 92/16 Print Dama Albi/Rosii (676040QXW),Asos Oxblood Curve Cross Back Tunic QEU539336,Adidasi Nike Air Max 95 Premium Dama Negrii/Verzi (896261JUQ),.

Although I experience crude sexism far less these days (perhaps men are a bit more careful around me), I can think of at least three instances in the last four days where I was patronised by men. I'm sure that all these men would argue that they did not intend to patronise me. Yet, it was without doubt patronising. How can I be so sure? Because, you know it when you feel it.

That is, for me, the key and part of the answer to my original question. If it is experienced as racist or sexist it almost certainly is. You know it when you feel it.

Of course, given upbringing and conditioning linked to our political history, it is also true that people honestly do not always understand that or why something they say or do is racist. Thus, they are honest in their defence of "I did not intend to be racist". However, that can too easily become a blanket excuse. "I did not mean to kill that person" could still result in a manslaughter conviction in court. Equally, "I did not intend to patronise or racially abuse you" can never alleviate the burden of injury or need for restitution.

Adidasi Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro Mici Og Barbati Rosii/Negrii (721359QIB),Asos Multi Drape Wrap Blouse In Mono Check TCR994526,Adidasi Baschet Under Armour Jet Mid Primary School Copii Albi (768380OFH),,Adidasi Asics Gel-rocket 7 Barbati Negrii/Albi/Argintii (452249EWN),Adidasi Alergare Puma King Pro Sg Barbati Negrii/Albi/Aurii (900601NIT),.Asos Indigo Curve Ridley Skinny Jean In Darcy Dark Indigo BNT150703,Adidasi Alergare Nike Free Rn Motion Flyknit Dama Negrii/Albi (182122NJL),.

So what does restitution involve? On the most basic level it requires the willingness to listen and hear the "other" (both individually and collectively) when they express their pain, hurt and anger. There must be a willingness to accept the point of view of the person/s who have been offended, no matter what the intention was. So, not to say: "I did not intend it that way" or "don't play the race card" as I so often hear people say. The listening should be followed by a sincere apology and measures or actions to fix the problem.

Importantly, we should remember that institutional and systemic racism and sexism are even more insidious and thus more difficult to pin down. However, they exist – big time. Those who feel them, know it. As with individual cases, systemic and institutional apologies as well as restitution are extremely important (think: land debate at the moment).

Of course, it does require that someone has to express the hurt or offence that was felt. Often that does not happen and when it finally does people are surprised and shocked.

Adidasi Alergare Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 Flyease Copii Negrii/Gri Inchis/Albi (773379SVW),Asos Charcoal Wool Overcoatu UYH469979,Adidasi Alergare Asics Gel-sonoma 3 G-tx Barbati Negrii/Gri Inchis (167263VPB),,Adidasi Alergare Asics Gel-ds Trainer 21 Nc Dama Gri/Negrii/Albi (815017QBD),,Adidasi Alergare Adidas S-flex X Copii Aurii/Roz/Negrii (151745QVD),Asos Black Wrap Around Kimono FQY847232,Adidasi Alergare Adidas Duramo 6 Dama Negrii/Gri/Roz (402536RXM),.

I have to confess with all three cases of feeling and being(!) patronised I did not say or do anything. There are many reasons for it. I did not want to make a scene, I did not think it would change that person and sometimes I am just tired of fighting a bunch of sexists.

My guess is that many people who experience racism would give similar reasons for not always reacting.

But, I also know that even though I often don't react to sexist behaviour, every incident finds a home in my body and mind where it quietly waits till the one day when I have just had enough. Enough of being patronised through words, body language and actions. Enough of a system that assumes that I am inferior, must earn less and behave in a certain way purely because I am a woman. 

Adidasi Adidas Zx Flux Adv Verve Dama Gri/Roz/Albi (641488WDL),Asos Black Petite Cami Backless Thong Body EYI332755,Adidasi Adidas Tubular Doom Primeknit Barbati Gri/Albi/Albi (765167IXH),,Adidasi Adidas Stan Smith Deconstructed Dama Gri/Albi (464883MFB),.Adidasi Adidas Nmd_c1 Barbati Rosii/Albi (436813PNZ),Asos Black Curve Jersey Top With Dip Backx NKC384968,Adidasi Adidas Eqt Running Cushion 93 Barbati Negrii/Albi/Rosii (288223LCH),.

As many men would be able to testify, once I reached that point of "enoughness" I certainly did not just politely walk off "set".

And so, when someone says, "I feel patronised" or "that is racist" we need to understand that it is always just the tip of the iceberg and all of us (individually and collectively) need to react in a manner that shows some humility and acceptance of our prejudices – intended or not.

Boots Women SoulCal Pipe Ladies Snug Boots Black 100% True

Adidasi Adidas Campus 80s Jam Fourness Dama Albastri/Albi (595593ERW),Asics Wineberry Lightning Lime Gel - Neo33 2i HGZ381937,adidas ZX Flux 5/8 Mens Shoes Gray Beige Black,,Adidas Yeezy 350 V2 Beluga 2.0 Grey Famous Orange outlet AH2203 SPLY Kanye West get 100% AUTHENTIC,Adidas Wall 2 Men Scarlet Basketball Shoes,.ASICS Tiger Gel-Lyte III Split Camo - Multi,adidas Tubular Invader Strap Mens Shoes Black,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
X
Adidas Superstar Free Shipping 2 Bling XL Shoes On Adidas Originals Super Superstar Free Shipping Bling Xl Shoes Adidas Superstar Free Shipping Bling Xl D65617 Green Gold Trainers AU,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
NEXT ON NEWS24X
adidas Stan Smith OG PK Mens Shoes White Blue,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

SHARE:

Adidas Solar Blue/Black Clima Chill S/S Tee RXK746081,Asics Tiger Gel Lyte V shoes Men Green,Adidas Seeley Men's Originals Shoes Blue,,Adidas Powerlift Trainer 2 Men Grey/Solar Green/Solar Blue Training Shoes,Adidas Outdoor Terrex Fast X Mid GTX men's boots Grey / Black / Vivid Red,.Asics Tiger Gel Lyte III Mens Shoes Blue Red,Adidas Originals ZX 420 Shoes Men's St Nomad Red Online,.

publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Mens Trainers White Green K42 Outlet,Asics Tiger Aaron MT Fur Mens Shoes Brown,Adidas Originals Mens Shoes / Running White Running White Fairway Shoes Adidas Originals Stan Smith EF43Hw1n,Adidas Originals Mens Shoes / Black Black Iron Metallic Shoes Adidas Originals Sl Loop Runner RR12U9991c,adidas Originals D,Asics Mens Shoes / White Royal Black Shoes Asics Gt-2000 V3 GH585736a14,adidas NMD R1 PK Mens Shoes Black,

Comment on this story
26 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 

Welcome to News24

Get Published!
UPLOAD
Adidas D Rose 5 Boost Men White/Scarlet/Light Onix/Black Basketball Shoes,
Adidas Core White Black Predator Instinct FG SKC588613,
/News
Adidas AX2 CF Athletic Shoes Children Bahia Rosa / Chalk / Bahia Mint,
Traffic Alerts

Adidas ACE 16.2 Primemesh Firm Men's Soccer Shoes Green,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

9722 Best Nike Air Jordan 11 Men White Red Shoes,
883275-400 NIKE AIR VAPORMAX FLYKNIT MOC Buy,
7892 Good-feeling Nike Air Max 90 New Men Black Blue Shoes,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

7 start Adidas Pure Boost ZG For Trainer Black/White Mens Running Limited Edition,
625 Inexpensive Nike Air Max 90 Men Green Camo Shoes,
5233 Clearance Nike Air Max Mid 2014 Men Black Red Shoes,

4300 Discount Nike Air Max 2015 Men Orange Shoes,

3405 Best Nike Air Max 2015 Men Blue Black Shoes,

APARTMENTS / FLATS FOR SALE IN Mossel Bay, Dana Bay

Apartments / Flats 247 Nice Nike Air Jordan 3 Men White Blue Black Shoes,

2018 Nike Kyrie Irving 4 Lowest price IV Men Basketball Shoes Dark Blue/Black/Red,

APARTMENTS / FLATS FOR SALE IN Gordons Bay, Gordons Bay Central

Apartments / Flats 2018 Mens Under Armour UA Curry 4 High Cold Online gray moonlight Basketball Shoes,

2018 Air Jordan 6 Men air jordan 6 for sale iOffer 2018 Air Jordan 6 Retro Carmine Size 13 DS Nike Jordan 6 Sale Up To 70 Off Nike Jordan 6,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses 2018 Adidas Superstar Supercolor Superstar 80s Primeknit Sneakers ADIDAS ORIGINALS,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
HRFP873YNTO Cole Haan - Wholesale Price Maple Sugar Patent Bethany Open Toe Pumpr,
Clogs & Mules Women Sanita Denby Clog Brown Wholesale Sale,

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

Clarks Womens Shoes / Bronze Shoes Clarks Candra Gleam Slip on Flats RR429113u1u,Asics Mens Shoes / Royal Lightning Flash Yellow Shoes Asics Gel-Kayano 21 FK83Ua1c,Chic Lipsy Women Multi Print Lipsy Loves Michelle Keegan Cross Front Blouse Professional,,Cheap Nike LeBron 15 Boys/Womens black Metallic Gold for Sale,Cheap Ca'shott Classic Platform Boots Black for Women Online,.Asics Mens Shoes / Lightning Royal Black Shoes Asics Gel-Kayano 21 UH85J619,Carolina Panthers Free Exchange Black Fashion Women Elite Jersey Nike Customized Easy Sport World-famous,.

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.





Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 
  • Adidas Bounce Titan III Men Coupon_065
  • Nike Mercurial Victory II Superfly III AG Purple Silver 3130293
  • Adidas Adizero Crazy Light 3 Low Basketball Black/Solar Slime/Solar Blue
  • Nike Zoom Maxcat 4 Sprint Men's Running Spikes Red COMUK:4669
  • Amazon Adidas Condivo 16 Ss Jersey White Mens 9539
  • Armani Collezioni Black Pleated Midi Skirt For Women On Sale
  • Carries BOB 17Cm Stretch Cotton Chino - Blue Men's Pants - 55MP453
  • ASICS Men's GEL Cumulus 17 Mix Gray/Electric Blue/Black Size 12
  • * Nike Air Max 90 Black Shoes New Men's
  • Purchase Mens ASICS Gel-Kayano 23 Stabilty Running Shoes White
  • Nike Kyrie Pro 3 discount Samurai
  • Adidas Gazelle OG - Bliss S13/Blaze Pink S13/Ecru Sale Online
  • Treasure - Green Bay Packers B. J. Raji #90 3rd Authentic Jersey Navy Bluenfl jerseys wholesaleauthentic nfl jerseysOnline Retailer
  • Women's Training Shoe - Nike Free Cross Compete - Black/Cool Grey/White
  • Nine West Womens Shoes / Brown Yellow Shoes Nine West Rooster Sandals DS185779614
  • Flats Women Sperry Intrepid Nubuck Boat Shoe Navy 100% Guaranteed
  • Package Nike Zoom Pegasus 30 Women Air Pegasus Shoes Discover Air Pegasus Shoes up to 80 Off Nike Air Pegasus 4e Clothing and Accessories
  • QLRY347UWTQ Nic+Zoe - Sale Multi Utopia Hand Painted Top
  • Men Clarks Rockie Lo Gtx Lace-up Shoes - Rubber - Ebony Leather - 3832365zw
  • New Balance 999 Men New Balance 999 X Concepts The Kennedy New Balance 999 Official New Balance Shoe