Melanie Verwoerd
Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Ellcia Cocoon Toscana Leather,

Women's Nike Flex 2015 RN Vivid Purple/Hot Lava/Bright Crimson/Black UK#N5-9011

2018-05-30 07:47

Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Camella Soft White,Supra Noiz Trainer CP5038Womens Boots CARLOS by Carlos Santana Claudia Wide Shaft Brown, Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Corelle Natural,Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Tindra Pink,

Discount 148266 Nike Air Max Men White Pink Shoes

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? 

Womens Boots Clarks Volara Sky Black Combination Leather,Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Trainer CP5007Womens Sandals Clarks Nadene Lola White Leather,,Womens Sandals Clarks Hayla Samoa Pink Leather,Womens Sandals Clarks Jaelyn Fog Gold,.Supra Hammer Run Trainer CP5030Womens Shoes Clarks Caswell Genoa Taupe,.

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.

Womens Shoes Clarks Rosalyn Wren Dark Brown Leather,Supra Owen Trainer CP5022Womens Shoes Clarks Evianna Cozy Brown,,Womens Shoes Clarks Leara Blend Navy,Womens Boots COACH Regina Chestnut Leather,.Toms Viaje Sneaker CP5051Womens Sandals COACH Alyssa Dark Orange/Orange/Rubber/Wild Beast,.

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.

Womens Shoes COACH Olive Cornflower,Under Armour SpeedForm Apollo Vent Trainers CP5054Womens Shoes COACH Idena Saddle/Saddle/Matt Calf/Matt Calf,,Womens Slippers COACH Antonia Black/Black/Suede/Curly Shearing,Womens Boots Cole Haan Hemlock Boot Black Leather,The North Face Hedgehog FastPack Lite Trainer CP5045Womens Sandals Cole Haan Abbe Sandal Black/Black/White Combo,.

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.)

Cheap 147924 Nike Air Max Men Grey Purple Shoes

Womens Shoes Cole Haan Mariela Air OT Pump Wetlands Snake Print,Vans 106 Vulcanised Trainer CP5065Womens Shoes Cole Haan Zerogrand Slip-On Sneaker Blazer Blue/Black/Electra,,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Trillby Driver Black 1,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Jenni Ballet II Roccia Snake Print,Vans SK8 Hi Del Pato MTE Trainer CP5108Womens Boots ECCO Chase II Boot Picante/Whiskey/Amber,.

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.

Womens Sandals ECCO Flash T-Strap Sandal Dark Shadow Metallic,Vans Old Skool Side Stripe Trainer CP5081Womens Shoes ECCO Babett Maryjane Gravel Firefly,,Womens Shoes ECCO Golf Biom Hybrid Concrete/Imperial Purple,Womens Sandals GUESS Delilan Black/White Fabric,.Vans Sk8 High Reissue Premium Leather Trainer CP5093Womens Shoes GUESS Karlea Red Suede,.

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.

Womens Shoes GUESS Eloy Natural,Vans Atwood Canvas Trainer CP5115Womens Boots Hunter W Original Chelsea RMA US Thundercloud,,Womens Sandals Naturalizer Catrina Nickel Alloy/Dark Brown Bronze Metallic Leather,,Womens Shoes Naturalizer Referee Black Leather,Dr. Martens Womens 1460 8-Eye Boot CP5139Womens Shoes Naturalizer Joyce Bridal Brown Leather,.

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. 

Womens Shoes New Balance WW928 Tan,Kickers Womens Kopey High Leather Boot CP5163Womens Shoes New Balance W690v4 Deep Orchid/Ocean Blue,,Womens Shoes New Balance Vazee Pace Black/Pink,.Womens Shoes Nike Free 5.0 V4 Dusty Cactus/Bleached Turquoise/White/Metallic Silver,Y3 Qasa High Trainer CP5127Womens Shoes Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 5 PRT Black/Volt/White,.

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.

Authentic 167635 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Shoes

Womens Shoes Nike Air Max Sequent Blue Lagoon/Copa/White/Metallic Dark Grey,Flossy Womens Plimsole CP5189Womens Shoes Nike Air Max Tailwind 8 Print Black/White/White,,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Jona Blue,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Ciri Silver,.Birkenstock Womens Gizeh EVA Sandal CP5212Womens Shoes PUMA G Vilas Basic Sport Geranium/Steel Grey,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Womens Shoes PUMA Asha Alt 2 Shine Blue Coral/Clearwater,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Womens Shoes Reebok Run Supreme 2.0 MT Silver Metallic/Matte Silver/Steel/White,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Womens Boots Rocket Dog Weekender Brown Galaxy/Glazed,Nike Womens Free Rift Sandal CP5238Womens Shoes Rocket Dog Raylan Gunmetal Odyssey,,Womens Sandals Sam Edelman Tyra Graphite,Womens Sandals Sam Edelman Gene Natural Naked Vaquero Saddle Leather,.Toms Womens Avalon Sneaker Shoe CP5252Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Miles Dark Gold/Platino Metallic Leather,.

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.

Womens Shoes Saucony Lancer Grey/Blue/Pink,Unisex Shoes adidas Adizero Prime Accelerator Black/Solar Yellow/Solar RedWomens Shoes Superga 2314 Boucle Pink Multi,Womens Boots UGG Bailey Button Sand,Womens Boots UGG Poppy Pinecone Leather,Unisex Shoes adidas SK LVS Granite/White/BarkWomens Boots UGG Patsy Primer/Leather Suede,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Ferrari Women’s Jumpsuit,
Nike Tournament Knit,
Traffic Alerts

Women's Bananas Boyfriend Trefoil Tee,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Golf Women’s Space Dye PWRCOOL Polo,
Nike Dri-FIT Cool Breeze,
Running Singlet,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Hurley Dri-FIT Icon,
Hurley Sig Zane Dri-FIT,
Women's adidas STELLASPORT Shorts,

UK Sale Nike Air Jordan 4 IV Retro Mens Shoes Black White nZsgqB1b,

Wholesale Trade 2017/18 Nike Lunar Force 1 LowJacquard PackMens Shoes Jacquard Woven Uppers Black/White Deals u0FH7FPR,


Apartments / Flats Authentic 3ym4d cabne7 August Deals Nike Air Max 2016 Womens,

Authentic dqp6h v58kb9 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Blue,

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

Apartments / Flats Authentic sq2i8 cr9kr3 August Deals ZX Flux Womens,

Buy cxf2t a3bayd August Deals NMD Mens,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Buy pcbwm eikcaz August Deals Nike Air Max 95 Mens,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
UK e24t9 4qe4ay August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Mens,
UK xruug 4e4nzp August Deals Nike Air Max Thea Mens,


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 network.


Location Settings

Discount 156587 Air Jordan 5 (V) Retro Men White Black Metallic Silver Radiant Green Shoes,Womens Shoes adidas Adizero Ubersonic Frozen Yellow/White/Silver MetallicComfortable 197690 Air Jordan Retro 6 Men Black Red Blue Shoes,,Buy 245593 Lebron 11 Men Grey Pink Green Shoes,Authentic 183162 New Balance M890V4 Men Black Shoes,.Womens Shoes adidas Barricade Team 4 White/Frozen Yellow/Midnight IndigoInexpensive 218260 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Black Metallic Silver Shoes,.

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.

  • Supra Owen Trainer CP5015
  • Swarovski Purple and White Nike Free RN 2017 Blinged with
  • UK Outlet Sale - Height Increasing Shoes 2.76 Sport Casual Elevator Running Shoes Chamaripa Black
  • Nike Free XT Motion Fit Women Training Shoes Grey/Yellow /Nike Jordan [ N3351]
  • Saucony Endorphin Md 4 - Women'S - Track & Field - Shoes - Silver/Orange/Pink
  • Men's Nike Air Max 90 Premium SE Running Shoes Wolf Grey/Anthracite 858954-001
  • Adidas Conquisto Ii FG Football Boots Yellow/Black/Night Metallic - Men's Shoes
  • Buy Cheap Nike KD 7 2015 Green Yellow Mens Shoes
  • Nike Free 4.0 Men Running Shoes Brave Blue Wolf Grey Volt Blue Lagoon
  • Levi's City Runner Men's Shoes Size - Dark Grey/Navy
  • Kappa Men's Shoes KONFEKT FANTASTIC - Trainers - grey
  • Vans Penny Loafer CA - Seal Outlet Store
  • Puma Smash Waxed Denim Men's Sneakers Black-Silver W33v6252
  • Thick UGG Alloway Crystal Bow Women's Peacoat 1479223
  • Nike 2014 Air Max 90 Women Running Shoes Pink Grey
  • Mens Nike Air Max 1 Wine Black Shoes
  • Blue Grey Men's Shoes / Nike Free Run 3.0 V5 Sale Online
  • Nike Shox R5 Men Shoes Blue Black
  • Nike Dri-FIT Victory 509167-405 Light Retro/White
  • Nike Shoes Sale Air Odyssey Ltr bronze/varsity royal/beige NI 4371
  • Womens Shoes adidas Cloudfoam Xpression Multi Color/Black