Melanie Verwoerd
Discount 197106 New Balance Mrc5000 Men Green Orange Shoes,

Nike Majors Moment Dot

2018-05-30 07:47

Discount 219620 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men Black White Shoes,Discount x422n 9gwybu August Deals Nike Air Max 90 MensBuy 170509 Nike Air Flightposite 1 Men Royal Blue Grey Shoes, Authentic 165840 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Dark Obsidian Shoes,Shopping 239719 Nike Air Force 1 Men Silver Grey Black Shoes,

Creative Recreation Nursery Cesario Low Ripstop Trainer CP752

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? 

Cheap 202726 Nike Air Max Men White Black Shoes,Discount xbafq ycya3s August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential MensComfortable 221895 Nike Air Max Men White Red Shoes,,Discount 194219 Nike Air Max Men Dark Blue Orange Shoes,Shopping 157828 Nike Air Max Men Gray Blue Shoes,.Discount v4yt8 ghp5m4 August Deals NMD MensCheap 190932 Nike Air Max 1 Men Black White Yellow Shoes,.

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.

Inexpensive 150951 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Shoes,Discount zxpwx chb2et August Deals Nike Air Presto WomensShopping 203689 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Black Shoes,,Comfortable 177337 Nike Air Max 90 Men Grey Blue Shoes,Shopping 229680 Nike Air Max Excellerate Men White Blue Shoes,.Discount z6836 ckypgm August Deals Nike Air Max Thea WomensCheap 242324 Nike Air Max Ltd Men White Black 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.

Comfortable 175912 Nike Air Max R4 Men Green Blue Shoes,Discount z2zxw 3v8dnm August Deals ZX Flux WomensShopping 178514 Nike Air Penny 1 Men Black Green White Shoes,,Authentic 199093 Nike Classic Cortez Men White Blue Red Shoes,Inexpensive 155244 Nike Dream Season Kobe Bryant Men White Purple Black Shoes,Online 3rgqd 7bbvh9 August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas WomensBuy 174447 Nike Dunk High Men Shoes,.

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.)

Antony Morato Metal Badge Hooded Top CP962

Comfortable 179728 Nike Dunk High Men Shoes,Online 7fph9 358336 August Deals Nike Roshe Run WomensAuthentic 205457 Nike Dunk Low Men Grey Shoes,,Cheap 230506 Nike Dunks High Men Butter Flower Shoes,Comfortable 245003 Nike Free 3.0 V5 Men Red Black White Shoes,Online 69mr3 qqt656 August Deals Nike Air Huarache MensAuthentic 199680 Nike Free 5.0 V2 Men Blue Black White Shoes,.

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.

Authentic 200344 Nike Free Run 3 Men Blue White Shoes,Online 9epiw cig8th August Deals ZX 700 WomensCheap 242300 Nike Free Run 2 Men Gray Green Shoes,,Cheap 211016 Nike Hyperize Kobe Bryant Olympic Men White Black Red Shoes,Discount 228359 Nike Lunareclipse Shield Men Black Blue Shoes,.Online awrqn uyu8bq August Deals Nike Air Max Zero WomensDiscount 215052 Nike Lunareclipse Shield Men Grey Blue 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.

Shopping 208316 Nike Roshe Run Men Silver Grey White Shoes,Online b2qyk s6tpyz Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Flower ShoesShopping 234967 Nike Shox Nz Men Silver White Shoes,,Comfortable 243600 Nike Shox O Nine Men White Pink Shoes,,Discount 170552 Nike Shox Nz 2.0 Men White Blue Shoes,Online 5uetg 9ve2rg August Deals NMD WomensShopping 164629 Nike Shox R4 Men Black Red Shoes,.

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. 

Cheap 198812 Nike Shox R4 Men White Black Shoes,Online f3chx z97hvq Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens ShoesComfortable 178001 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Tb Men White Green Grey Shoes,,Discount 190843 Nike Zoom Hyperdunk Men Mango Black Shoes,.Discount 241878 Nike Zoom Kobe VIi Men Black White Red Shoes,Online g4kz2 e8gzc6 August Deals Ultra Boost WomensBuy 176080 Puma Drift Cat III Sf Men Black White Shoes,.

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.

Rose London Longline Hooded Top CP1147

Authentic 174126 Puma Drift Cat Sf Men Black White Shoes,Online h5imb a9dsgs August Deals Nike Air Max 2016 WomensDiscount 169170 Asics Street Conbest Unisex Purple Pink Shoes,,Shopping 181031 New Balance Mw659 Unisex Brown Shoes,Discount 173585 Air Jordan VI Retro Women Sliver Rose Red Shoes,.Online gw6a6 us2kqk Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens ShoesComfortable 185682 New Balance Classics Wl420 Women Black Shoes,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Cheap 185605 New Balance WW980 Women Grey Shoes,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Buy 231576 Nike Air Force 1 Women Orange Blaze Shoes,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Discount 172029 Nike Air Max 90 Premium Women Grey Pink White Shoes,Online nknqz eehkvp August Deals Nike Air Max 90 WomensShopping 205744 Nike Dunk High Women White Chocolate Pink Shoes,,Cheap 229806 Nike Free 4.0 V3 Women White Jade Green Shoes,Inexpensive 162968 Nike Free Run 3 Women Blue White Black Shoes,.Online n7mek z6usca August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens WhiteDiscount 190174 Nike Roshe Run Women Pink Yellow 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.

Adidas Bounce Titan V Men Coupon_074,Online rvge4 aqhnkq August Deals Superstar Womens GoldAdidas Porsche Design II Men Coupon_166,Adidas Springblade Men Coupon_225,Christian Louboutin Fifi Women Coupon_439,Online rpc7t 48ncb7 August Deals Nike Roshe Run MensChristian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_584,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Nike Kevin Durant Men Coupon_1728,
Men's Baseball Cleat Nike Air Swingman Legend (Silver Streak) 807130-070,
Traffic Alerts

Men's Golf Shoe Nike Lunar Fire 853738-600,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

MEN'S NIKE FREE TRAINER 3.0 V4 749361-010,
Men's Nike Training Shoe Jordan Flight Flex Trainer 2 768911-001,
Men's Running Shoe Nike LunarEpic Flyknit 818676-102,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Men's Shoe Jordan Trainer ST 820253-010,
Men's Shoe Nike Air Max 90 Mid Winter 806808-600,
Men's Shoe Nike Cortez Ultra BR 833128-401,

Men's Shoe Nike HypervenomX Proximo II TF 747484-700,

Men's Shoe Nike SB Zoom Dunk Low Pro 854866-019,


Apartments / Flats Men's Training Shoe Nike Free Trainer 5.0 V6 719922-084,

NIKE AIR HUARACHE Wolf Grey/White/Black/Wolf Grey,

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

Apartments / Flats Nike Flyknit Racer Unisex Running Shoe (Men's Sizing) 526628-101,

NIKE LUNARTEMPO Total Orange/White/Black/Lyon Blue,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses WOMEN'S NIKE ZOOM STRUCTURE+ 16 536974-303,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Adidas Powerlift Trainer 2 Womens Blast Blue/Red Zest/Metallic Silver Training Shoes V38707,
Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black/Wolf Grey/White Running Shoes V38344,


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

Nike Zoom Vomero 10 Womens Ice/Black/Hot Lava/White Running Shoes V59997,Online vnxmd fihw66 August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 WomensMen's Nike SB Satire Canvas Premium Black/White/Gum Light Brown/Black UK#N5-9452,,Women's Nike Flex 2015 RN Flash Noble Purple/Vivid Purple/Hyper Orange/Metallic Silver UK#N5-9509,Calvin Klein Cotton Stretch 3 Pack Boxer Short CP403,.Online ux9qg 9t86up August Deals Nike Air Huarache MensCreative Recreation Junior Kaplan Ripple Trainer CP607,.

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.

  • Discount ubyvi 9pnspg August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Mens
  • Adidas Jeremy Scott Unisex Silver White Shoes Model:A263
  • New Balance M520 D V2 Blue
  • Unisex Nike SB Stefan Janoski Hyperfeel - Skateboarding Shoe LH682842f
  • K-Swiss Volley Mid - Casual - Men's - Ensign Blue Ice 8VZ6771 - Shoes
  • Vans Mens Shoes Herringbone Black/White
  • New Balance 247 Classic Womens Midnight Black
  • Nike Zoom Fit Agility Training Shoes Hyper Crimson Hyper Jade Peach Cream Ivory For Women
  • * 2012 Air Max Black Shoes Breathable Women
  • Mens Womens New Balance ML574SDG The Year Of Snake Snakeskin Dark Green Shoes
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Julieta d'Orsay Flat
  • Specials Nike Air Vapor Advantage Tennis Shoes Mens White/Navy/Orng 684005WE
  • Cheap Foamposite Pro "Voltron" Custom
  • Nike Hyperdunks 2017 Mens High Cheap White Black
  • Nike Dunk SB Bargain Low new Pro Wheat sale 883232 700
  • Keep warm Air Jordan 11 Sneakers Air Jordan 11 Low Better Ups For Fewer Bucks Air Jordan 11 Concord Explore 200 Athletic Shoes Air Jordan 11 Retro Countdown Pack
  • 1982 Authentic Nike Air Max 90 Men White Smoke Shoes
  • Nike Air Foamposite Pro Gucci White Gym Red Gorge Green
  • Women Geox D Jamilah 2fit D44m6a Loafers - Rubber - Black - 8230147hu
  • Nike Womens Shoes / Grey Aqua Shoes Nike Air Relentless 4 Running Sneaker BS225993w19
  • Online yc6sd uwzmff August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire 1 Mens