Melanie Verwoerd
Men's Training Shoe Nike Train Quick 844406-038,

Authentic 186605 Nike Air Max Shake Evolve Men White Dark Grey Shoes

2018-05-30 07:47

NIKE AIR MAX 2015 White/Black/Bright Crimson,Shopping 165656 Nike Dunk High Men Black Canvas Shoes,NIKE FREE FLYKNIT CHUKKA Midnight Fog/Mica Green/Bright Crimson, NIKE SB LUNAR STEFAN JANOSKI MID SHIELD Black/White/Black,Women's Shoe Nike Air Max 1 Essential 599820-024,

Shopping 162907 New Balance Mx20V3 Men Grey 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? 

Women's Shoe Nike Free RN Flyknit 831070-401,Buy 194852 Nike Dunk High Men Shoes,Nike Air Max 1 Boys Toddler Black/White/Cool Grey/Gym Red Running Shoes V33762,,Nike Free 5.0 2015 Boys Preschool University Red/Black/Hyper Orange/White Running Shoes V82086,Nike Air Max Sequent Boys Grade School Volt/Black/Cool Grey Running Shoes V85667,.Shopping 190620 Nike Dunk High Men Daffy Duck Shoes,Adidas Crazy 1 Mens Vapor Blue/Metallic Silver/Black Basketball Shoes V83587,.

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.

Adidas D Rose 773 Iii Mens Scarlet/Black Basketball Shoes V73442,Buy 211074 Nike Dunk SB Low Men Shoes,Adidas Supernova Boost Glide 7 Mens Grey/Metallic Silver/Flash Lime Running Shoes V56784,,Nike Air Max Excellerate 4 Mens Black/Dark Grey Running Shoes V16701,Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Mens Black/Reflective Silver/Pure Platinum Running Shoes V25226,.Inexpensive 235778 Nike Free 3.0 V3 Men Royal Blue White Shoes,Nike Lunarglide 7 Mens Ocean Fog/Blue Grey/Sail/Black Running Shoes V67444,.

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.

Adidas Pure Boost X Womens Shock Blue/Halo Blue/Shock Pink Running Shoes V74486,Buy 177930 Nike Free 4.0 V2 Men Grey Royal Blue Shoes,Adidas Volley Response Boost Womens Black/Silver Metallic/Bold Blue Volleyball Shoes V26677,,Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Womens Pure Platinum/Dark Grey/Black Running Shoes V69860,Nike Juvenate Womens Black/White/Black Running Shoes V33502,Authentic 209334 Nike Free Run Men Grey Blue Shoes,Men's Nike Mercurial Vortex II CR FG Black/Total Crimson/White UK#N5-9596,.

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.)

Discount 240056 Nike Air Force 1 Men Orange Shoes

Men's Nike SB Clutch Premium Squadron Blue/White/Black UK#N5-9494,Authentic 238447 Nike Free Trainer 3.0 Men Black Red Shoes,Women's Nike Air Max Dynasty Wolf Grey/Chalk Blue/Cool Grey/White UK#N5-9464,,Creative Recreation Infant Kaplan Snake Trainer CP504,Kickers Junior Kick Hi Core Boot CP618,Authentic 203178 Nike Lebron 10 Men Canary Yellow Grey Grey Shoes,Condemned Nation Rodrick Biker Jeans CP833,.

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.

Creative Recreation Sawtell Full Zip Hooded Top CP1011,Inexpensive 153260 Nike Lunar Eclipse Men Gray Black Blue Shoes,adidas Originals Itasca Windbreaker CP1194,,Criminal Damage MA2 Jacket CP1330,The North Face Tonnerro Jacket CP1533,.Authentic 210985 Nike Lunarglide Men Black White Shoes,Alphalab Stealth Camouflage Jog Short CP2072,.

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.

Sik Silk Retro Swim Short CP2338,Inexpensive 215397 Nike Lunarglide Men Grey Blue Shoes,Toms Classic Canvas Slip On Espadrille CP3804,,adidas Originals Gazelle Indoor Trainer CP3953,,adidas Originals Superstar Camo 15 Trainer CP4158,Inexpensive 201439 Nike Roshe Run Men Yellow Electric Yellow White Shoes,Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Jacquard Camo Trainer CP4294,.

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. 

Hugo Boss Lighter Influence Trainer CP4479,Discount 179312 Nike Shox Nz Men Grey White Shoes,Nike Stefan Janoski Max Trainer CP4645,,Nike Air Huarache Utility Trainer CP4833,.Supra Quattro Trainer CP5041,Authentic 239343 Nike Shox Nz 2.0 Men White Red Shoes,Flossy Womens Snake Plimsoll CP5196,.

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.

Comfortable 170148 Nike Air Max Men White Red Shoes

Womens Shoes adidas BBNEO Raleigh Mid Cyber Metallic / Cyber Metallic / Running White,Inexpensive 232399 Nike Shox R4 Men White Black Blue Shoes,Womens Boots Aerosoles Color Range Grey Combo,,Womens Shoes Aerosoles Redwood Black,Womens Boots ALDO Frido Black Leather,.Cheap 228852 Nike Shox R4 Men White Yellow Shoes,Womens Boots Anne Klein Seabed Black Leather,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Womens Shoes Anne Klein Arika Black Leather,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Awake Pewter Glitter,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Womens Boots Calvin Klein Evee Black/Black Leather,Discount 211279 Nike Shox Rivalry Men Black Yellow Shoes,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Babel Almond Tan/Black Leather/Muted Snake Print Leather,,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Nodine Greige,Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Farrah Black,.Buy 240450 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Tb Men Red White Shoes,Womens Sandals Clarks Leisa Bloom Brown Multi 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 Clarks Aubria Fay Black Nubuck,Inexpensive 186064 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men Black Yellow Purple Shoes,Womens Shoes Clarks Tri Step Black Leather,Womens Sandals COACH Amel Brindle/Brindle Black,Womens Shoes COACH Arlene Black Calf Suede,Authentic 199219 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Joker Grey Blue Shoes,Womens Sandals Cole Haan Mesi Sandal Black/Bruciato,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Womens Shoes Nike Air Max Siren Print Pure Platinum/White/Metallic Silver/Black,
Womens Shoes Nike Downshifter 6 Wolf Grey/Voltage Green/White,
Traffic Alerts

Womens Shoes PUMA evoSPEED 4.4 IT Sulphur Spring/Total Eclipse/Electric Blue Lemonade,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Womens Boots Rocket Dog Jolita Black Rattle,
Womens Shoes Rocket Dog Hobbs Black Hideaway,
Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Ivy Black/Ivory,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Womens Shoes Saucony Mirage 5 at,
Womens Boots Timberland Ashdale Ankle Waterproof Brown,
Womens Boots UGG Wilowe Chestnut Leather,

Womens Sandals UGG Chanez Black Leather,

Womens Sandals Vaneli Baylee Black Nappa/Smog Specchio Kid/Gunmetal Buckle,


Apartments / Flats Womens Shoes Vaneli Laureen White,

Womens Shoes Vaneli Garlyn Red Tresy Velvet,
Nike KO Fleece Pullover (Tennessee),

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Men's White Mountaineering Cardigan,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Online epddi ei8ary August Deals Nike Free 50 Mens,
Outlet 58c4w dpmm8z August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Womens,


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

Sale saxiz qvyf52 August Deals Yeezy 350 Boost Mens,Discount 218021 Puma Drift Cat Sf Men White Gold Shoes,UK iwikh rpe2rw August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Floral,,Discount 230897 Adidas Climacool Ride Men Black Blue Shoes,Shopping 187807 Air Jordan 6 Retro Men Black White Shoes,.Comfortable 223351 Adidas ZX 750 Unisex Camouflage Green Shoes,Discount 226210 Asics Gelsaga Men Grey Orange 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.

  • Buy 191966 Nike Air Force 1 Women Green White Shoes
  • Nike Lunar Blazer SB High Brown Gold Mens Sneakers 3129610
  • Eminence PRIVATE JACK 16ohm 12" 50watt Redcoat Guitar speaker
  • Under-armour Armour Charged Ultimate Low Men's Training Shoes Black COMUK:7264
  • Of The Nike Squad Flash Ss Training Top Black Boys 5170
  • Buy Cheap Converse [CT OX WMNS-549656F] CHUCK TAYLOR OX SNEAKERS BL Black 45214015 for Women
  • Nike Wmns Air Presto Women Khaki
  • Nike Elite SI Gray
  • * Adidas Originals Canvas Shoes Men Gray White Campus Germany
  • Limited Mens Pier One Casual Lace-Ups Grey
  • Big Boys Real Kobe 10 Vino Poison Sequoia 705317 333 Volt Green
  • Air Force LOW-0140
  • In Vogue - New Orleans Hornets Chris Paul #3 Authentic Jersey Greenfootball nfl jerseysnew nfl uniforms all teamsBuy Online
  • Cheap Nike Sportwear Air Max 2018 Womens Grey Wine Red Black
  • Mens Nike Zoom Pegasus 31 Dove Grey/Bright Citrus/Total Orange Running Trainers 95799
  • Incredible Black Reebok Princess Women
  • 454471-004 Women/Men Nike Blazer Websites Low Premium Black Ivory Black Sail
  • TFIP310JKVZ Sebago - Sale Black Poole T-Strap
  • Nike Air Revolution Sky Hi Red Black
  • Air Jordan 12 Men Air Jordan 12 Kixify Marketplace Soleblessed Air Jordan 12 Wool Men Air Jordan 12