Melanie Verwoerd
Womens Shoes Cole Haan Raven Hightop Sneaker Maple Sugar Shearling,

Condemned Nation Sulcis Short CP2302

2018-05-30 07:47

Womens Shoes Cole Haan Bethany Open Toe Pump Black Patent,Womens Boots C Label Nata-11B GreyWomens Shoes Cole Haan Juliana Ankle Strap Pump 75 Cabernet Suede, Womens Shoes Cole Haan Jenni Buckle Ballet II Blazer Blue/Patent,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Lena Open Toe Pump 75 Dark Silver Metallic,

Comfortable 147689 Nike Free 5.0 V4 Men Black Gold White 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 ECCO Abelone Cross Buckle Boot Black,Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Pearla Antique Gold SatinWomens Sandals ECCO Rudny Sandal Moon Rock Universe,,Womens Shoes ECCO Babett Clog Strap Black,Womens Shoes ECCO Bluma Summer Ballerina Cobalt/Cobalt/Academy,.Womens Boots C Label Liberty-16 WineWomens Shoes ECCO Golf Biom Golf Hybrid White/Dynasty,.

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 Sandals GUESS Catarina Black Fabric,Womens Sandals C Label Milan-19A Blue/BlackWomens Shoes GUESS Marlona2 Leopard Fabric,,Womens Shoes GUESS Alexes Floral Fabric,Womens Boots Naturalizer Cassidy Black Leather,.Womens Sandals C Label Dashia-11 GreenWomens Boots Naturalizer Britta Wide Calf Black Smooth,.

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 Naturalizer Catrina White Leather,Womens Sandals C Label Coco-11 BlackWomens Sandals Naturalizer Network Ocean Blue Leather,,Womens Shoes Naturalizer Haloe Black/Pewter Smooth,Womens Shoes New Balance WC786 White/Yellow,Womens Sandals C Label Iria-3 BlueWomens Shoes New Balance WX813v3 Grey/Blue,.

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.)

Comfortable 169261 Nike Free Trainer 5.0 Men Grey Shoes

Womens Shoes New Balance 560v6 Grey/Silver/Sea Glass,Womens Sandals C Label Cider-2 BlackWomens Shoes New Balance Classics 501 - Composite Purple/Yellow,,Womens Shoes New Balance Classics 515 - Neon Pop Blue/Green,Womens Shoes Nike Hypervenom Phade 2 FG Blue Lagoon/Volt/Black/White,Womens Sandals C Label Flatty-14 GoldWomens Shoes Nike LunarTempo Hyper Orange/Summit White/Bright Crimson/Black,.

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 Shoes Nike Air Max Dynasty White/Cool Grey/Black,Womens Sandals C Label Cider-1 BlackWomens Boots PATRIZIA Chocolat Black,,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Alexandra Yellow,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Nye Silver,.Womens Shoes C Label Lychee-1 SilverUnisex Shoes PUMA Match 74 White/Fern Green,.

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 PUMA Asha Alt 2 Shine Astral Aura/Glacier,Womens Sandals C Label Cider-4 Silver/BrownWomens Shoes Reebok Hexaffect Run 3.0 MTM Black/Steel/Pink,,Womens Boots Rocket Dog Dixie Chestnut Hush,,Womens Sandals Rocket Dog Gem Natural Carousel,Womens Shoes C Label Liberty-20A Red MultiWomens Boots Sam Edelman Patton Wide Calf 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 Sam Edelman Ruth Saddle,Womens Shoes C Label Liberty-20A Cobalt MultiWomens Shoes Sam Edelman Katarina Moss Green Leather,,Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Opal Pewter Rasputin Leather,.Womens Shoes Saucony Sapphire Navy/Pink,Womens Shoes C Label Adler-11 BrownWomens Shoes Superga 2750 LAMEW Grey,.

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.

Buy 148471 Nike Lunar Orbit Men Black White Shoes

Womens Boots Timberland Swazey Tall Waterproof Boot Wheat Forty Leather,Womens Boots Calvin Klein Ettore Cocoon Hair CalfWomens Boots UGG Becket Chestnut,,Womens Boots UGG Jade Chestnut Suede,Womens Boots UGG Skylah Vintage Chestnut/Twinface,.Womens Boots Calvin Klein Zurie Black Cow SilkWomens Sandals UGG Jazmine Metallic Chestnut Gold Coast Suede,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Womens Slippers UGG Ansley Skyline,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Womens Sandals Vaneli Tallis Black Miniliz Print,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Womens Sandals Vaneli Weezy Pewter Pearl Nappa/Pewter Beads/Gunmetal Buckle,Womens Boots Calvin Klein Klara Black Box/Sheep NappaWomens Sandals Vaneli Earlena Natural Ecco Cork,,Womens Shoes Vaneli Gaenor Amarento Red Suede,Womens Shoes Vaneli Drusilla Black Suede,.Womens Boots Calvin Klein Clariss Winter Taupe LeatherUnisex Shoes Vans SK8-Hi Slim (Guate Stripe) Black/True White,.

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.

Nike College Elite Shootaround (Oklahoma),Womens Boots Calvin Klein Jeans Melina Tan LeatherNike Pro Hyperstrong,Nike Pro Hyperwarm Max Flash,Hooded Track Jacket,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Vivian BlackWomen's Drip Trefoil Tee,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Wholesale UK Adidas Originals City Love 3 Generations High Top Shoes Men Black Green ziMWLCVn,
Authentic 55he6 67t6i8 August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas Womens,
Authentic fabps 4m8bzg August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Floral,
Traffic Alerts

Authentic uwdw7 qnv39f August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Buy 85n2v dvq2vn August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Floral,
Buy my85g eufyw8 August Deals Superstar Womens,
Cheap 22qqt fgihst August Deals Nike Air Huarache Womens,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Cheap edtiq 5ufysh August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens,
Cheap qtnfh t2c66u August Deals ZX Flux Mens,
Discount 2cyad usnmnv August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Womens,

Discount mxgcn n8zknp August Deals Superstar Womens,

Discount xpggf f98vhd August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,


Apartments / Flats Online h5imb a9dsgs August Deals Nike Air Max 2016 Womens,

Online u7cgs ppvg22 August Deals ZX 700 Womens,

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

Apartments / Flats Outlet dnkic wgzbgi August Deals Nike Blazer Womens,

Outlet uegth t5g6gz August Deals Nike Roshe Run Mens,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Sale ev8qm p4rdhg Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Shoes,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Buy 217581 Nike Air Max Men Grey Green Shoes,
Cheap 206594 Nike Air Max 180 Men Black Purple Shoes,


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

Inexpensive 242361 Nike Air Max Ltd II Men Black Shoes,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Bel Winter Taupe SuedeInexpensive 215703 Nike Air Penny 2 Men Black White Red Shoes,,Inexpensive 199683 Nike Dunk High Men Red Black Shoes,Shopping 201698 Nike Dunk High Men Black Yellow Shoes,.Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Sashia Black Matte Snake/LeatherDiscount 189498 Nike Dunks High Men 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.

  • Womens Boots C Label Cathy-8B White
  • Adidas Performance Ch Rocket Boost W-Green & White
  • Nike LunarEclipse+ Women's Running Shoes Wolf Grey Purple Z8445
  • Asics Gel-Phoenix 6 Women's Running Shoes White Purple COMUK:3121
  • Buy Good Casual Shoes - Mens adidas Originals ZX Flux Black/White
  • Men's Nike Kyrie 1 "Flytrap" Basketball Shoes Dark Emerald/Metallic Silver/Emerald Green/Bright Mango 705278-313
  • Australian lAlpina Pique Crew Tee N17y9157
  • Nike Air Max 360 BB LOW For Men in 70579
  • Osloh Traffic Denim Pant Men's 64761
  • Asics Gel-Fujipro Onyx/Flash Orange/Atomic Blue(Men) Model 83918
  • Best Sale Cheap Kobe 10 Elite Low Chester
  • Nike Air Presto Mens Shoes Red Black
  • 2018 Fashion style - Adidas Originals Zx750 Black White Shoes
  • River Island Bright Blue Women Zip Front Blouse Classics
  • Pantofi De Golf Adidas Tour 360 Boost Barbati Gri/Albi/Rosii (185583QON)
  • Men's - Nike SB Team Edition Black / Black-Medium Grey Shoes
  • Asics Peacock Blue White Neon Pink GT - 2000r ZPE363484
  • Men's Nike Air Huarache Light Concord/Black/Team Orange
  • Nike Knit Golf Skort Girls Dark Obsidian Black NS62726
  • Adidas Originals Mens Shoes / Granite Granite Shoes Adidas Originals Top Ten Hi AD55325091d
  • Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Collection Vira Lime/Tangerine/Grape Patent