Melanie Verwoerd
Kids Germany Graphic Tee,

Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Biom Ultra Quest Plus Birch/Birch/Sea Port

2018-05-30 07:47

Men's Shoe Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 QS 922933-400

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? 

Nike Pro Warm 8 Bit,Womens Boots UGG Renatta BlackWomen's adidas STELLASPORT Shorts,,Nike Flash Hyperspeed Full-Zip Fleece,UK Sale Nike Zoom Kobe 8 VIII Mens Shoes Red Special pgWcRqh6,.Womens Boots UGG Palisade Chestnut SuedeVarious Sizes EehjTFOB salomon trainers Speedcross 3 CS Blue Yellow Purple,.

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.

Wholesale Trade Adidas Superstar 25 Shoes Women Red FHPHXIVg,Womens Boots UGG Cassis Lodge LeatherWholesale UK 2017/18 Spring Latest Nike Air Jordan 6 Flower Womens Shoes White Pink Blue Sneakers w6TuCzsv,,Authentic 5s9ws 9s7s9y August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens,Authentic 7mm4g rtmb98 August Deals Superstar Mens,.Womens Boots UGG Dayle Lodge LeatherAuthentic f9x8d 3bu62i Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens White Shoes,.

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.

Authentic uzxg9 r29cv4 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Grey,Womens Boots UGG Oregon Stout Twinface/LeatherAuthentic zacza xk5r3b August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,,Buy 6vgte f23itd August Deals ZX 10000 Womens,Buy dq7i9 vcvi5s Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Shoes,Womens Boots UGG Danae Lodge LeatherBuy nxi8g dg9n3s August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 Mens,.

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.)

Men's Shoe Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Flyknit 843390-003

Buy xrxwr 26g2gq August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Womens Boots UGG Elsa Black LeatherCheap 73sec rnpfdm August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,,Cheap g4fd5 mgcmfy August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Womens,Cheap k4y92 a6ry35 August Deals ZX Flux Womens,Womens Boots UGG Becket Chocolate LeatherCheap y495f r2cg6u August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 Womens,.

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.

Discount 2fcq8 5izr8p August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,Womens Boots UGG Sequoia Chocolate LeatherDiscount fg6uh r3g3gu August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,,Discount t88rv ugch9k August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 Womens,Discount y3is5 tnuskk August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens,.Womens Boots UGG Vilet Pinecone SuedeOnline bv6qr 2wehga Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Shoes,.

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.

Online idzg7 xga4bn August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Womens,Womens Boots UGG Sierra Sparkles Black SequinsOnline vzmyg exsbn2 Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Flower Shoes,,Outlet 59rff 8msbdp Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black Shoes,,Outlet h4atp b4e3ms August Deals Ultra Boost Womens,Womens Boots UGG Glen Black LeatherOutlet uegth t5g6gz August Deals Nike Roshe Run Mens,.

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. 

Sale 9d3rp tvgfga August Deals Superstar Mens Black,Womens Boots UGG Classic Short Serape Bling Sand TwinfaceSale iukzx pwdri8 August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,,Sale td5md u9hsmg August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,.UK 6xy7k 64huv3 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,Womens Boots UGG Dixi Flora Perf Light Grey Water Resistant SuedeUK mvrm7 siumxe August Deals ZX 700 Mens,.

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.

Men's Shoe Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Premium 830699-002

UK wy8sr wq5gn3 Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Black Shoes,Womens Boots UGG Classic Mini Serape Sunset Red TwinfaceComfortable 234775 Adidas Crazy 8 Kobe Bryant Men Black White Shoes,,Shopping 226595 New Balance Kids 750V3 Kid Red Shoes,Discount 151294 Air Jordan 11Lab4 Men Black/Black White Shoes,.Womens Sandals UGG Lyndi Starfish LeatherAuthentic 244651 Air Jordan Retro Men Grey Grey White Orange Shoes,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
X
Cheap 210432 Asics Gelnoosa Tri 7 Men Orange Black Shoes,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
NEXT ON NEWS24X
Cheap 155997 New Balance Classics Ml1320 Men Black Shoes,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

SHARE:

Buy 205047 New Balance Classics Ml574 Men Yellow Blue Shoes,Womens Boots UGG Collection Karina BlackAuthentic 202475 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men Black White Shoes,,Inexpensive 218260 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Black Metallic Silver Shoes,Inexpensive 175612 Nike Air Force 1 Men Silver White Shoes,.Womens Sandals UGG Jazmine Mar Pearl SuedeDiscount 160706 Nike Air Max Men Black Shoes,.

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.

Comfortable 211331 Nike Air Max Men Dark Blue Blue Shoes,Womens Shoes UGG Blaney Crystals Chocolate LeatherComfortable 171781 Nike Air Max 1 Hyperfuse Men White Red Shoes,Buy 199136 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black Orange Shoes,Cheap 146542 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Shoes,Womens Shoes UGG Bridgen Dark Chestnut LeatherComfortable 197161 Nike Air Max Lebron 8 V.1 Men Royal Orange White Shoes,

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

Inside News24

 

Welcome to News24

Get Published!
UPLOAD
Cheap 226849 Nike Lebron 8 Men White Green Red Shoes,
Authentic 197023 Nike Lunarelite Men Grey White Blue Shoes,
/News
Inexpensive 188006 Nike Lunarglide 3 Men Grey Yellow Shoes,
Traffic Alerts

Inexpensive 218467 Nike Shox Nz Men White Blue Shoes,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Comfortable 194607 Nike Shox Qualify Men Black Red Shoes,
Discount 181260 Nike Shox R4 Men White Black Shoes,
Comfortable 213722 Nike Shox Rivalry Men White Shoes,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Inexpensive 235998 Nike Zoom Kobe IV Men White Blue Shoes,
Shopping 194714 Nike Zoom Kobe VIi Men Orange Grey Black Shoes,
Buy 188758 Puma Drift Cat Sf Men Red White Shoes,

Cheap 155929 Asics Gelhyper33 Unisex Black Yellow Shoes,

Cheap 222326 Asics Gelspeedstar 6 Unisex Navy Blue Orange Shoes,

APARTMENTS / FLATS FOR SALE IN Mossel Bay, Dana Bay

Apartments / Flats Authentic 240942 Asics Gel Kinsei 4 Women Fluorescent Green Purple Blue Shoes,

Buy 167142 Nike Air Flightposite 1 Women Galaxy Royal Blue Shoes,

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

Apartments / Flats Inexpensive 209707 Nike Air Max Women White Royal Shoes,

Inexpensive 201570 Nike Blazer High Women Black Orange Shoes,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Cheap 214798 Nike Dunks High Women Tsunami Gold Blue Black Red Pink Shoes,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
New Balance 996 Women Coupon_1533,
Nike Kevin Durant War Boots Men Coupon_1755,

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

Men's Football Cleat Nike CJ3 Elite TD 725226-100,Womens Slippers UGG Dreams Powder Blue Hearts SuedeMEN'S NIKE BASKETBALL SHOE NIKE ZOOM LEBRON SOLDIER 8 FLYEASE 805894-476,,Men's Nike Shoe Kobe Mentality 2 818952-004,Men's Running Shoe Nike LunarStelos 844591-400,.Womens Shoes UGG Karlina Geo Perf Sunset Red SuedeMen's Shoe Jordan Trainer Prime 881463-417,.

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.

 
  • Womens Boots UGG Briar Sugar Pine
  • Nike Womens Free 5.0 Pink Pow Black
  • ladies shoes mustang shoes lazlooffwhite
  • Cheap Nike LunarGlide 4 Mesh Men's Running Shoes (Dark Blue/Sport Turquoise) Australia Online
  • Nike Mercurial Vapor X FG discount Mens Football UK Boots Bright Mango/Hyper Turquoise
  • Cheap Price Air Jordan 5 Jordan 5s Black Metallic 52BK868 for Men
  • Nike KD VI Basketball shoes for Men Fluorescence Green Orange S13t6552 Online Sale
  • Discount Authentic Mens Nike Free 3.0 V4 Running Shoes Black/Dark Grey
  • Nike Lunar Flyknit HTM NRG University Red White Mens Running Shoes Trainers Sneakers 535089 660
  • Mens Merrell Trianers - Bask Lace - Clay Item M0699
  • Nike Flex Trainer 4 - Women's - Training - Shoes - Black/Laser Crimson/Pure Platinum
  • Nike Air More Uptempo Womens Shoes White Balck Red
  • 2017 Buy Nike Shoes Men's Nike Air Huarache Pro Low Metal Light Graphite/White Shoes Canada JQL670571
  • Cheap Hyperdunk 2016 All Red White
  • Nike Low Retro Air Jordan I 1 Men Basketball Shoes Black Grey
  • Men's - Adidas Superstar II White / Black / Grey Shoes
  • Adidas Stan Fashion Smith Shoes BAIT x certificate ADIDAS STAN SMITH VULC 4 20 Sneaker Freaker Shoes Adidas Stan Fashion Smith Project Gutenberg Authentic Self Publishing Shoes
  • Adidas Marathon TR 10 Men's Blue Green White Running Shoes
  • Adidas Graphic Tees Tech Elongated Tee Light Grey Heather N61c28
  • Women's Kate Spade New York Flynn Sandals (Green Rubber) - PD949
  • Womens Slippers UGG Ansley Furious Fuchsia Water Resistant Suede