Melanie Verwoerd
Womens Boots Aerosoles Thermal Grey Fabric,

Adidas X 15.3 Fg/Ag Mens Black/Solar Yellow/Night Metallic Soccer Shoes V28547

2018-05-30 07:47

Womens Sandals Aerosoles A2 by Aerosoles Wipline White,Publish Amadeus Short CP2198Womens Sandals Aerosoles Wip About Coral Combo, Womens Shoes Aerosoles E Mail Black,Womens Shoes Aerosoles Brain Power Red Combo,

Sale r7n5z c7tggp August Deals ZX 750 Womens

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 ALDO Ulocia Cognac,Nike Tribute Short CP2180Womens Sandals ALDO Dolci Silver,,Womens Shoes ALDO Gwalevia Gold,Womens Boots Anne Klein Damina Black/Black Suede,.The North Face Ampere Dual Short CP2209Womens Sandals Anne Klein Ristina Turquoise/Turquoise Leather,.

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 Anne Klein Ovido Brown Reptile,Original Penguin Mojo Chino Short CP2191Womens Shoes Anne Klein Tameron Navy/Cognac Nubuck,,Womens Boots Badgley Mischka Julesa Black/Grey Calf Hair/Leather,Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Polo White Satin,.Nike AW77 Short CP2172Womens Boots C Label Topaz-3 Brown,.

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 Sandals C Label Cider-5 Tan,Under Armour Mirage Woven Short CP2217Womens Shoes C Label Liberty-22A Fuchsia,,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Linnette Natural Snake Print Leather,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Niobe Silver Metallic Box/Leather,Creative Recreation Toluca Swim Short CP2305Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Nathali Black Kid Suede,.

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.)

UK bh95z uasmb4 August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Womens

Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Ellcia Cocoon Toscana Leather,Asylum Wera Short CP2288Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Ellasandra Dancer Pink Leather,,Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Olympia Black,Womens Boots Clarks Ingalls Vicky2 - Wide Shaft Black Leather,Condemned Nation Sulcis Short CP2301Womens Boots Clarks Pita Sedona Black Leather,.

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 Clarks Lydie Kona Nude Leather,Sik Silk Retro Swim Short CP2343Womens Sandals Clarks Leisa Gianna Tan,,Womens Shoes Clarks Delsie Joy Black Suede,Womens Shoes Clarks Ciera Brine Grey Herringbone,.Jack & Jones Odyssey Swim Short CP2317Womens Shoes Clarks Bayham Rose Brown,.

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 Boots COACH Sage Black/Cherry Rubber,Oiler & Boiler Tuckernuck Shortie Swimmer Short CP2331Womens Sandals COACH Caterine Chalk,,Womens Shoes COACH Rosey Warm Blush Patent,,Womens Shoes COACH Olive Black Pebble Grain Leather,adidas Originals Itasca Track Top CP3524Womens Boots Cole Haan Balthasar Chukka Black,.

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 Sandals Cole Haan Elsie Cross Wedge 40 II CH Argento,Ellesse Favalli Taped Track Top CP3547Womens Sandals Cole Haan Arlette Wedge II Red Leather/Chestnut Leather/Jute,,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Bethany Pump 65 Black Patent,.Womens Shoes Cole Haan Jenni Ballet II Blazer Blue,adidas Originals Itasca Track Top CP3531Womens Shoes Cole Haan Fair Haven Pump Gold Metallic,.

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.

UK wy8sr wq5gn3 Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Black Shoes

Womens Boots ECCO Touch 15 Tall Boot Mocha/Coffee,Kappa Allen Track Top CP3576Womens Shoes ECCO Dayla Toggle Black/Black,,Womens Shoes ECCO Golf Biom Hybrid Concrete/Imperial Purple,Womens Sandals GUESS Shanan Yellow Suede,.Nike Tribute Track Top CP3581Womens Shoes GUESS Adalee Blue Multi Fabric,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
X
Womens Boots Hunter Huntress Green,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
NEXT ON NEWS24X
Womens Boots Naturalizer Jennings Black,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

SHARE:

Womens Sandals Naturalizer Yessica Tender Taupe Leather,Franklin & Marshall Crew Arch Logo Suit CP3618Womens Shoes Naturalizer Stella Classic Navy Smooth/Printed Snake,,Womens Shoes New Balance W1080v5 Orange/Purple,Womens Shoes New Balance Fresh Foam Hierro Grey/Pink,.Timberland 6 Inch Premium Boot CP3757Womens Shoes New Balance Classics WL515 Black/Pink Suede/Textile,.

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 Nike Free 1.0 Cross Bionic 2 White/Black,Flossy Mens Plimsole CP3794Womens Shoes Nike Air Max Siren Tide Pool Blue/Black/White/Soar,Womens Shoes Nike Flex 2015 RUN Atomic Pink/Hyper Orange/Opti yellow/White,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Derna Gold,Timberland Euro Hiker Helcor Boot CP3779Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Tahir Sky Blue,

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

Inside News24

 

Welcome to News24

Get Published!
UPLOAD
Womens Shoes Superga 2314 Boucle Pink Multi,
Womens Shoes Timberland Earthkeepers Ellsworth Ballerina Navy Full Grain,
Traffic Alerts

Womens Boots UGG Classic Mini Serape Seal Twinface,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Womens Sandals UGG Navie Marine Blue Leather,
Womens Shoes Under Armour UA SF Flash FG Alpine/Constellation Purple,
Womens Sandals Vaneli Martey Silver Met Nappa/Silver Buckle,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Womens Shoes Vaneli Chineka Navy E-Print/Mtch Elastic,
Womens Shoes Vaneli Matilda Blue Jeans/Natural Cork,
Womens Shoes Vaneli Baldy Jordan Blue Perf Suede/Match Stones,

Men's D Rose Story Tee,

Nike Velocity,

APARTMENTS / FLATS FOR SALE IN Mossel Bay, Dana Bay

Apartments / Flats Nike Ace Melt Away Racerback,

BMW Motorsport Lightweight Jacket,

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

Apartments / Flats Women's Farm Confete Boyfriend Trefoil Tee,

Nike Impossibly Light Crackled,
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Cheap kw773 4fbn9y August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Pink,
Discount 45vsa gtck5r August Deals Nike Roshe Run Mens,

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

Online 636cq dryibh August Deals Superstar Womens,Birkenstock Milano Sandal CP3824Online khgmi trh89b August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Womens,,Outlet 7apam h4s8t7 August Deals Nike Air Max 2016 Womens,Outlet p98ga 6tk3yg August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Mens,.Havaianas Brasil Flip Flop CP3839Sale bhb4r 56z5nh August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Womens,.

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.

 
  • Nike Tech Fleece Short CP2178
  • Nike Pink Donut Sprinkles Air Force 1 Men's
  • Something Borrowed / Laser Cut Ankle Flats / Pink
  • Women's Nike Filament - Running Shorts IX341673l
  • Womens ECCO Touch 35 Slouch Mink W65B69C
  • Men's Air Jordan 4 "Pure Money" Basketball Shoes White/Metallic Silver-Pure Platinum 308497-100
  • Quite Nice ADIDAS OUTDOOR Adizero Xt Boost Running - Army Green Men's Sneakers - 42MR686
  • 2015 Latest Nike Roshe Run Frgmt 3 Fragment Design Retro Mesh Gauze Shoes Online First Mens Blue Fluorescent Green
  • Adidas UK Shop - Adidas Essentials Heathered Piqué Hoodie (Grey) for Men
  • Jack & Jones Men's Cokal Long Sleeve Hoodie B00T7PSSO4
  • 2017 Official Nike Men's Jordan Cp3.Viii Ae Black/Sport Red/Pink Pow/Game Royal Shoes Canada DUC320316
  • Nike WMNS Toki Lite Premium - Light Charcoal/ Light Charcoal- Black- White Online Shop
  • Nike Free RN Flyknit Concord/Gamma Blue/Bright Crimson/Black Z33s8451
  • Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Energy Boost Running Shoes Gray Orange No.3101
  • nike air max 90 womens pink beige - 90337 Clearnce
  • Mens Nike SB Eric Koston 2 LR Wolf Grey/Summit White/Summit White/Photo Blue Skateboard Shoe 27005
  • Calvin Klein Black Hair Calf/Kid Suede Saren YPH166964
  • Mens Puma Future Cat Low White with Red
  • LeBron DNA Elite 641163-413 Light Blue Lacquer/Light Blue Lacquer/Black/Pink Pow
  • Adidas Shoes Sale Superstar Perf Pack white/chalk AD 5835
  • Clae Ellington Leather Shoe CP3876