Melanie Verwoerd
Nike Zoom Fly 2 Mens Black/Cool Blue/White Running Shoes V14911,

Buy 190782 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low Men Silver Blue Shoes

2018-05-30 07:47

Adidas Supernova Boost Glide 6 Womens Neon Pink/Zero Metallic/Black Running Shoes V66152,Inexpensive 204854 Nikelebron11 Men White Red Black Shoes,Nike Air Huarache Womens Pure Platinum/Bright Crimson/Loyal Blue Running Shoes V69753, Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Womens Pure Platinum/Dark Grey/Black Running Shoes V69860,Nike Free 5.0 2015 Womens Violet Ash/White/Hyper Orange/Black Running Shoes V83961,

Authentic 210419 Nike Shox O Nine Men White Black 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? 

Men's Nike Air Pegasus 83 Black/Anthracite/Fleet Silver/White UK#N5-9344,Shopping 213116 Puma Evospeed Men White Shoes,Men's Nike Golf Nike Lunar Cypress Dove Grey/Bright Crimson/Black UK#N5-9384,,Women's Nike Tri Fusion Run Wolf Grey/Fierce Purple/Atomic Pink/White UK#N5-8836,Mr Lacy Flat Laces CP362,.Inexpensive 171772 Adidas Originals Unisex Light Scarlet White Blue Shoes,adidas Originals Junior Stan Smith Trainer CP585,.

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.

Converse Nursery Chuck Taylor All Star Party High Trainer CP747,Discount 232646 Nike Free 4.0 Unisex Black Green Shoes,Sik Silk Wash Rip Distressed Jean CP912,,Ice Cream Varsity Hooded Top CP1077,Antony Morato Quilted Driver Jacket CP1220,.Discount 192907 Adidas Originals ZX 700 Women Grey Black Pink Shoes,Gensen Harrington Jacket CP1381,.

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.

Antony Morato Classic Roll Neck Knit CP1773,Buy 189886 Air Jordan Spizike Women Orange Shoes,Jack & Jones Morgan Long Short CP2158,,adidas Originals Mezcla Track Top CP3533,Timberland 6 Inch Premium Jacquard Boot CP3770,Authentic 229797 New Balance Classics Wl1320 Women Grey Orange Shoes,adidas Originals Superstar Trainer CP3965,.

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.)

Shopping 183578 Nike Shox R4 Men Grey Blue Shoes

adidas Originals Superstar Vulcanised ADV Trainer CP4149,Buy 241468 New Balance WW1765 Women Pink Shoes,Converse Breakpoint Trainer CP4303,,Hugo Boss Futesio Trainer CP4486,Nike KD 7 All Star Trainer CP4631,Authentic 215868 Nike Air Force 1 Women Pink White Light Lava Shoes,Nike Air Jordan Eclipse Trainer CP4805,.

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.

Reebok Furylite Trainer CP5002,Shopping 162800 Nike Air Max Women Shoes,Dr. Martens Womens Core 1460 Boot CP5145,,Womens Shoes adidas Volley Team 3 Black/Silver Metallic/Dark Grey,Womens Boots Aerosoles In An Instint Grey,.Comfortable 160452 Nike Blazer High Women Light Blue White Shoes,Womens Sandals Aerosoles Zenchilada Coral,.

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 ALDO Zylia Beige,Comfortable 237536 Nike Dunk High Women Black Pink Red Shoes,Womens Shoes ALDO Choewia White/Black,,Womens Shoes Anne Klein Myles Green Palm Print,,Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Adonis II Rose,Comfortable 169472 Nike Free 4.0 V2 Women Grey Pink Shoes,Womens Sandals C Label Darla-9 Pewter,.

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 Boots Calvin Klein Jeans Geana Dark Brown Goat Alaska,Discount 160189 Nike Free Run 2 Women Grey Pink Shoes,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Annika Black Microsuede,,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Carice Cocoon Patent,.Womens Boots Clarks Society Round Black Leather,Comfortable 158932 Nike Lunarglider 2 Women White Black Shoes,Womens Sandals Clarks Hayla Samoa Nude Leather,.

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.

Inexpensive 175872 Nike Zoom Kobe IV Men Black White Shoes

Womens Shoes Clarks Un.hila Black Leather,Adidas Bounce Titan 2012 Men Coupon_023,Womens Shoes Clarks Brier Dolly Navy,,Womens Sandals COACH Coral Nude/Midnight Navy,Womens Shoes COACH Olive Black Bark/Chestnut Signature Embossed PVC/Matte Calf,.Adidas Originals JS Men Coupon_154,Womens Sandals Cole Haan Air Melissa Buckle Thong Ivory/White Gold,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Womens Shoes Cole Haan Bradshaw Pump 65 Maple Sugar Patent,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Womens Shoes Cole Haan Elsie Open Toe Wedge II Maple Sugar,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Womens Sandals ECCO Touch 25 T-Strap Slide Moon Rock/Moon Rock,Adidas Springblade Men Coupon_227,Womens Shoes ECCO Sport Biom Lite Toggle Sport Shadow White/Coral,,Womens Shoes GUESS Apola Camel Fabric,Womens Boots Naturalizer Tandie Black Smooth,.Asics Mexico 66 Lauta Men Coupon_361,Womens Shoes Naturalizer Vanessa Pale Ivory 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 New Balance WT910v2 Purple/Orange,2015 Christian Louboutin Women Coupon_432,Womens Shoes Nike Cheer Compete White/White/Pure Platinum,Womens Shoes Nike Genicco Cool Grey/Anthracite/White/Fiberglass,Womens Boots PATRIZIA Miracle Black,Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_565,Womens Shoes PATRIZIA Rouge Brown,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Womens Sandals Vaneli Martey Black Pesca Fabric/Black Mag Patent/Gunmetal Buckle,
Womens Shoes Vaneli Berry Navy Ecco Suede,
Traffic Alerts

Hurley Tie Dye Maze Reversible,

Various Sizes Nike Air Max Hyperposite Mens Shoes 2013 Blue Black Green 28PysOPA,

Authentic 9q6pe 95wvfr August Deals Superstar Womens Pink,


Apartments / Flats Authentic rrqsx gqnyuc August Deals Superstar Womens Black,

Buy gnrq3 gfwwzi Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens Shoes,

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

Apartments / Flats Cheap 6vtg7 4dqnrc August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Pink,

Cheap q93tv inr4tv August Deals Nike Air Max Thea Womens,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Discount eaqp2 eaciks August Deals Superstar Womens,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Comfortable 201533 Nike Air Max 1 Men Black White Shoes,
Buy 219883 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Red 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

Discount 193987 Nike Dunk High Men White Black Red Shoes,Discount 158828 Nike Free 5.0 V4 Women Silver Red Shoes,Discount 229005 Nike Dunk Low Men Marvel Shoes,,Comfortable 217997 Nike Free 5.0 V4 Men Gray Black White Shoes,Inexpensive 232796 Nike Kd 6.5 Men Orange White Shoes,.Jimmy Choo Pumps Women Coupon_797,Comfortable 196491 Nike Lunarswift 2 Men Blue Black White 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.

  • New Balance 996 Men Coupon_1325
  • Vans Classic Slip-On XW57811
  • Outlet USA College Mens Converse classic SB shoes red black white Lowest Whole Network
  • Latest Converse Windstopper Panel Jogger Black Sweatpants for Men Online
  • Wholesale Latest Puma It Evotrg Actv Technical Tee Blue Mens 7738
  • Discounts Corto Moltedo White Medium Robie Tote For Women Sale
  • Excellent MOVE Leo Printed Melusine Lapin Fur Top - Brown / Beige men's Hats - 77BG734
  • Nike Dunk Low Premium Sb Shoes Mens Brown Light Brown Brown N44131
  • 100% Quality Glorious Gangsta London Lo-Top Trainers Men 5473-3664
  • Wholesale Mens Pier One Slippers Slippers Grey
  • 2017 Black Nikes Men's Air Jordan 1 Mid White/Black/Gym Red Shoes Canada WLP06020
  • Garbstore x Reebok Classic Leather 6000 - White/Jadite/Purple/Coral Wholesale
  • Adidas Superstar Foundation Trainers Core Black O14n4767
  • Womens Nike Tri Fusion Run Dark Grey/Blue Lagoon/Copa/White Running Trainers 52993
  • Nike Nike Dunk Sky Hi - Light Bone & Metallic Red Bronze - NI126SF14PMV - Women's Sneakers
  • Featuring Orange Orange Hugo Boss Jersey White Boss Women Tablazi Blazer
  • Cheap Nike Lebron 11 Christmas Green Cromson Arctic Green for Sale
  • Air Jordan Flight 45 White Cement Grey Silver
  • Nike Lebron Soldier 9 Prm Basketball Shoes Men Blue Grey/Blue Grey/Blue
  • 2018 Mens top Quality Under Armour UA Curry 4 Low Super Golfs Most Expensive White/Gold Basketball Shoes