Melanie Verwoerd
Timberland Euro Hiker Boot CP3778,

Men's Training Shoe Air Jordan Trainer 1 Low 845403-415

2018-05-30 07:47

Birkenstock Arizona Sandal CP3822,Men's Nike Mercurialx Pro IC Black/Challenge Red/White/Metallic Gold UK#N5-8954Lyle & Scott Connell Twill Shoe CP3926, adidas Originals ZX Flux Slip On Trainer CP3997,adidas Originals Adi-Ease Trainer CP4042,

Buy b5kig t6fpbr Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens 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? 

adidas Originals ZX 8000 Boost Trainer CP4156,Men's Nike Air Relentless 4 Lyon Blue/Black/White/Blue Graphite UK#N5-9255adidas Originals Topanga Trainer CP4181,,Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Trainer CP4265,Creative Recreation Cesario Low XVI Stingray Trainer CP4330,.Men's Nike Alpha Pro 2 TD White/Black/Black UK#N5-9404Cruyff Puente Diamond Trainer CP4413,.

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.

Hugo Boss Gym Knit Trainer CP4498,Nike Zoom Structure 18 Womens Lyon Blue/Black/Pink Pow/Clearwater Running Shoes V62877Lacoste Ampthill Leather Trainer CP4524,,Nike Paul Rodriguez CTD Trainer CP4648,Nike Juvenate Trainer CP4695,.Men's Nike Hypervenomx Finale TF Wolf Grey/White/Total Orange UK#N5-9287Nike Hyperfresh Trainer CP4810,.

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.

Puma Ignite PWRWARM Trainer CP4908,Nike Air Max Bw Ultra Mens Midnight Navy/Hyper Cobalt/Midnight Navy Running Shoes V65111Nike Roshe NM 'Fleece Pack' Trainer CP4860,,Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini Trainer CP5052,Y3 Snow Model Trainer CP5118,Men's Nike Mercurial Victory V CR IC Black/Total Crimson/White UK#N5-9594Flossy Womens Plimsole CP5193,.

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.)

Buy tab73 hgmcfa August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Mens

Womens Shoes adidas Cloudfoam Xpression Mid Core Black/Shock Green/DGH Solid Grey,Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 Womens Cool Grey/Fuchsia Flash/Copa/Black Running Shoes V46908Womens Shoes adidas Cloudfoam VS City Core Black/Matte Silver/Flash Pink,,Womens Shoes adidas Golf Adicross IV Tour White/White/Flash Pink,Womens Boots Aerosoles Sweet Ride Brown,Men's Nike Mercurial Finale Street IC Black/Volt/White UK#N5-9587Womens Sandals Aerosoles A2 by Aerosoles Eyes On You Cork Combo,.

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 Aerosoles Magic Plush Peach,Men's Nike Air Pegasus 83 Leather Red Clay/Gym Red/Team Red/Deep Burgundy UK#N5-8728Womens Shoes Aerosoles Solsa Dance Light Pink,,Womens Boots ALDO Neria Grey,Womens Shoes ALDO Eoweriri Black,.Men's Nike Hyperchase PRM Black/White/Metallic Silver UK#N5-9045Womens Shoes ALDO Nika Light Yellow,.

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 Sandals Anne Klein AKOliveria Pewter/Pewter Synthetic,Men's Nike Zoom Hyperrev 2016 Wolf Grey/White/Cool Grey UK#N5-8874Womens Shoes Anne Klein Meg Wine Suede,,Womens Shoes Anne Klein AKFinale Black/Natural/Leopard,,Womens Shoes Badgley Mischka Sansa White Satin,Men's Nike Hyperlive Hyper Cobalt/Black/Beta Blue/Metallic Silver UK#N5-8883Womens Sandals C Label Mollini-25 Nude,.

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 Shoes C Label Alamo-2 Black,Men's Nike SB Lunar Oneshot Volt/Black UK#N5-9485Womens Boots Calvin Klein Clancey Black Leather,,Womens Sandals Calvin Klein Bertha Ematite/Winter Taupe Metallic Box/Leather,.Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Caelin Black Patent,Nike Kids Jr Magista Ola FG-R Soccer Turquoise Blue/Black/Turquoise Blue UK#N5-9491Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Dolly Marine,.

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.

Cheap bpfzm rqps5w August Deals Superstar Mens

Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Collection Gavin Tmoro Babycalf,Nike Kids Sunray Adjust 4 Black/Bright Crimson/Gym Red UK#N5-9455Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Athena Pewter,,Womens Boots Clarks Malia Poplar A - Wide Shaft Black Leather,Womens Sandals Clarks Un Ames Black Leather,.Nike Kids Roshe Run Print Prism Pink/Fuchsia Glow/Pink Foil/Tide Pool Blue UK#N5-9506Womens Sandals Clarks Helio Lilly Tan,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Womens Shoes Clarks Ciera Brine Burgundy Leather,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Womens Shoes Clarks Fianna Carlie Black Leather,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Womens Shoes Clarks Helina Amo Navy,Nike Kids Air Max Premiere Run Black/White/Anthracite UK#N5-9169Womens Sandals COACH Cindy 2 Band Sandal Gunmetal/Black,,Womens Shoes COACH Kylie Nude,Womens Shoes COACH Olive Plum,.Nike Kids Jr Tiempo Genio Leather Firm Ground Soccer Green Strike/Black/Green Strike UK#N5-9158Womens Boots Cole Haan Maxfield Shootie Black 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 Cole Haan Mariela Air OT Pump Black Patent,Women's Nike Genicco White/Hyper Punch/Wolf Grey/Bright Mango UK#N5-8733Womens Shoes Cole Haan Bowie Slipon Sneaker Black/Vanilla Snake Print,Womens Shoes Cole Haan Zerogrand Wing Oxford Wild Aster,Unisex Shoes Converse by John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star Double Zip Hi Painted Textile Oxblood/B,Women's Nike Classic Cortez BR Artisan Teal/Volt/White UK#N5-9395Womens Sandals ECCO Dagmar Cross Sandal Light Silver,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Womens Shoes New Balance WF717SC Black/Grey,
Womens Shoes Nike Racquette Leather White/Aluminum/White,
Womens Shoes Nike Acorra Suede Dark Storm/Black/Gum Light Brown/Sail,
Traffic Alerts

Womens Shoes Nike Flex 2015 RUN Chalk Blue/Hyper Orange/Varsity Maize/White,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Vaciller Red,
Womens Shoes PATRIZIA Versance Black,
Womens Shoes PUMA Cell Riaze White/Clearwater/Italian Plum,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Womens Shoes Reebok Royal Lumina Pace White/Silver Metallic,
Womens Sandals Rocket Dog Finch Black Bromley,
Womens Boots Sam Edelman Kandice Winter Sky,

Womens Sandals Sam Edelman Galia Natural Naked,

Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Dora Chartreuse,


Apartments / Flats Womens Shoes Saucony Cohesion 8 Grey/Blue/Citron,

Womens Shoes Superga 2750 Velvet Snake Beige Multi,

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

Apartments / Flats Womens Boots UGG Thomsen Stout,

Womens Boots UGG Mini Bailey Button Bling Constellation Lodge Suede,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Womens Boots UGG Abree Short Grigio,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Women’s Style Athletic Shorts,
Nike TR Dry Heather Roll,


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

Youth Gym Training Tee,Women's Nike Air Max Invigor Seaweed/White/Vivid Purple UK#N5-9066Various Sizes Nike Dunk Low Cut Mens Shoes Blue O1rzePfI,,Wholesale UK Nike Air Jordan 3 III Cement Mens Shoes White Blue Grey ymrbVT01,Authentic duspf nxm8pq August Deals Nike Air Huarache Womens,.Women's Nike Cheer Compete White/White/Pure Platinum UK#N5-9470Authentic uzxun w7ksaq August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,.

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.

  • Men's Nike Hypervenom Phelon II TF Wolf Grey/Total Orange/Black/Black UK#N5-9318
  • Nike Lunarglide+ 4 Anthracite Volt Silver
  • Nike Nike shoes and Shoes outlet [Bz6098]
  • Adidas Originals Superstar II Womens Heart Printed Darkred/White Nike USA TrainersEye-catching
  • Nike Free 4.0 V4s Gray Pink Shoes
  • Pepe Jeans Womens Platform Sandals Blue
  • Ralph Lauren Leather Chino Belt Black U49t6682
  • Men Nike Cortez Oxford Cloth Shoes Red Alert
  • Nike Men Roshe Run Grey
  • Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Flyknit Men Black
  • Authentic adidas Ultra Boost Core Black Solar Red
  • Nike Air Jordan 6 Mens Shoes Red Black
  • Reebok Mens FuryLite Reebok Classics Shoes D46o7357
  • Sexiness Black Firetrap Women Firetrap Lyla Two Strap Sandal
  • Mizuno Wave Kazan Womens Running/Sport Shoes
  • Mens Adidas Shoes Adidas Y3 QASA Yeezy Pure Boost Running Shoes Grey Black No.1995
  • Attractive Red White Emporio Armani Men Emporio Armani 3Pk Brief Marine
  • Men's Jordan Super.Fly 4 Black/White/Infrared 23/Gym Red
  • Nike My Player Name and Number 2 (NFL Lions / Matthew Stafford) 558945-486 Battle Blue/Dark Grey Heather/Stafford
  • Adidas Mens Shoes / Black Black White Shoes Adidas Adicross Iii Golf Shoes EY24667041a
  • Women's Nike Golf FI Impact White/Medium Base Grey/Vivid Pink UK#N5-8771