Melanie Verwoerd
Adidas Springblade 2013 Men Coupon_255,

Shopping 152211 New Balance Classics Ml574 Men Windbreaker Blue Shoes

2018-05-30 07:47

Adidas Bounce Titan V Women Coupon_297,Inexpensive 235450 Nike Shox R4 Men Black Yellow ShoesAsics Mini BMW Men Coupon_366, Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_459,Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_473,

Womens Boots Clarks Fianna Holly Black Leather

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? 

Christian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_589,Discount 213018 Nike Shox R4 Men Grey Blue ShoesChristian Louboutin Sale Women Coupon_633,,Jimmy Choo Bridal Women Coupon_747,Jimmy Choo Pumps Women Coupon_791,.Cheap 163253 Nike Shox R5 Men White Brown ShoesJimmy Choo Sandals Women Coupon_866,.

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.

Jimmy Choo Wedges Women Coupon_944,Inexpensive 214394 Nike Shox R5 Men White Black ShoesNew Balance Men Coupon_1037,,New Balance 1400 Men Coupon_1081,New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1167,.Discount 152352 Nike Shox R6 Men White Red Black ShoesNew Balance 574 Men Coupon_1231,.

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.

New Balance 996 Men Coupon_1328,Authentic 207618 Nike Shox R4 Men Black White ShoesNew Balance 574 Women Coupon_1439,,New Balance 580 Women Coupon_1515,Nike Derrick Rose Men Coupon_1602,Shopping 242291 Nike Shox R4 Men White Gold ShoesNike Kevin Durant Men Coupon_1685,.

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.)

Womens Sandals Clarks Paylor Pace Black Synthetic

Nike Kevin Durant War Boots Men Coupon_1775,Inexpensive 198876 Nike Shox R4 Men White Pink ShoesConverse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol Brillo High Top 153838F-102,,Men's Basketball Shoe KD 8 749375-144,AIR JORDAN FUTURE Midnight Navy/White,Discount 193623 Nike Shox Rivalry Men White Pink ShoesMen's Football Cleat Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 833385-010,.

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.

MEN'S NIKE BASKETBALL SHOE NIKE ZOOM LEBRON SOLDIER 8 FLYEASE 805894-476,Shopping 163941 Nike Shox Rivalry Men White Purple ShoesMen's Nike Shoe CJ3 Flyweave Trainer (Lions)725231-081,,MEN'S NIKE SHOE NIKE AIR MAX 95 OG 554970-131,Men's Running Shoe Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 749340-014,.Authentic 221816 Nike Shox R5 Men White Black ShoesMen's Indoor/Court Soccer Shoe Nike MercurialX Proximo IC 718774-008,.

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.

Men's Football Cleat Nike Vapor Untouchable 698833-002,Comfortable 176551 Nike Shox Rivalry Men Black Brown ShoesMen's Shoe Nike Air Huarache Ultra 819685-401,,Men's Shoe Nike Air Max Sequent 719912-013,,Men's Shoe Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 92 844652-103,Authentic 166118 Nike Shox Rivalry Men Grey Purple ShoesMen's Shoe Nike Hypershift 844369-410,.

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. 

Men's Shoe Nike Metcon 3 852928-401,Comfortable 229998 Nike Shox R4 Men White ShoesMen's Shoe Nike Zoom Kobe Icon 818583-001,,Men's Soccer Cleat Nike Hypervenom Phantom II Neymar FG 820117-061,.Men's Turf Soccer Shoe Nike HypervenomX Proximo II TF 747484-100,Buy 185676 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Low Men Light Blue Orange ShoesMen's Training Shoe Nike Metcon 2 819899-401,.

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.

Womens Shoes Clarks Alitay Giana Purple Suede

NIKE FREE 1.0 CROSS BIONIC Hyper Grape/Wolf Grey/Hydrangeas/Obsi,Inexpensive 235331 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Tb Men Red Blue ShoesNIKE LUNARGLIDE 6 White/Volt/Liquid Lime/Black,,NIKE SB ZOOM STEFAN JANOSKI CANVAS PREMIUM Anthracite/Black/Whit,Men's Running Shoe Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 748588-400,.Buy 148585 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Xdr Men Green Black ShoesWomen's Shoe Nike Air Zoom Strong 843975-800,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
X
NIKE AIR ZOOM STRUCTURE 18 FLASH Cool Grey/Black/Reflect Silver,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
NEXT ON NEWS24X
Nike Air Max 1 Girls Toddler Pure Platinum/Bright Citrus/White/Pink Pow Running Shoes V69655,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

SHARE:

Adidas Crazy 8 Boys Grade School Black/Bright Yellow Basketball Shoes V14804,Cheap 214352 Nike Zoom Hyperfuse Xdr Men Blue Black Red ShoesAdidas Element Refine Boys Grade School Black/White/Solar Blue Running Shoes V36255,,Nike Air Max 2016 Girls Grade School Urban Lilac/Reflect Silver/Hyper Violet/Hyper Turq Running Shoe,Adidas Crazy 8 Mens Black/Royal/Orange Basketball Shoes V25303,.Cheap 221736 Nike Zoom Kd 4 Men Black White Royal ShoesAdidas Real Deal Mens Light Grey/Prime Blue/Red Zest Basketball Shoes V61134,.

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 Springblade Drive Mens Blue Beauty/Black Running Shoes V39070,Authentic 218669 Nike Zoom Kobe V Men Dark ShoesAdidas Messi 15.3 In Mens Black/Solar Green/Solar Red Soccer Shoes V28095,Nike Air Max Ltd Mens White/White/White Running Shoes V95956,Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 Mens Racer Blue/Photo Blue/Volt/Sail Running Shoes V71168,Cheap 172127 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men White Purple ShoesNike Fs Lite Run 3 Mens Black/Racer Blue/Volt/Black Running Shoes V25145,

Comment on this story
26 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 

Welcome to News24

Get Published!
UPLOAD
Women's Nike LunarTempo Bright Citrus/Summit White/Fuchsia Glow/Black UK#N5-9248,
Mr Lacy Flat Laces CP356,
Traffic Alerts

adidas Originals Nursery Gazelle II Trainer CP706,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Asylum Spray On Jean CP820,
Converse Core Overhead Hooded Top CP997,
Nike AW77 Shoebox Full Zip Hooded Top CP1125,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Brave Soul MJK Aberdeen Parka Jacket CP1259,
FILA Pavo Puffer Jacket CP1371,
The North Face Glacier Delta Zip Fleece Jacket CP1518,

Brave Soul MST Palm Beach Cargo Short CP2088,

Asylum Wera Short CP2287,

APARTMENTS / FLATS FOR SALE IN Mossel Bay, Dana Bay

Apartments / Flats Nike Tribute Track Top CP3581,

Ellesse Trevi Big Logo Flip Flop CP3831,

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

Apartments / Flats adidas Originals Racer Lite Trainer CP3970,

adidas Originals Superstar Xeno Trainer CP4129,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Converse Chuck Taylor All Star High Mono Trainer CP4269,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Womens Sandals Anne Klein Minerva Black Reptils,
Womens Shoes Anne Klein Tru Black Fabric,

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

Womens Sandals C Label Kona-3 Yellow,Comfortable 244936 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Red White Grey ShoesWomens Boots Calvin Klein Jeans Neveah Cognac,,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Nathali Warm Gold/Black Metallic,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Artria Black/White/Black,.Inexpensive 157929 Nike Zoom Kobe VI Men Black ShoesWomens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Kiara 2 White,.

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.

 
  • Authentic 202998 Nike Shox R4 Men White Blue Shoes
  • Nike Lunar Hyperdunk X 2012 James Purple/Green/Black Basketball Shoes 3128092
  • B&C 18PZB100 8ohm 18" 700Watt LF Driver
  • Nike Pro Hypercool Girls Sports Bra Vivid Pink/Vivid Pink/Vivid Pink/White COMUK:1179
  • Nike Dual Fusion Tr 6 - Men'S - Training - Shoes - Black/Metallic Silver/Pure Platinum/White
  • Reebok Womens Classic Leather Shoes
  • Wmns Nike Air Max Tailwind +5 Running Shoes For Women Mint Green O59q5191 Factory
  • Onitsuka Tiger Gold Mens Shoes
  • Low-cost direct - Converse Lederchucks Ct As Ox 555967C Gold D28f8511
  • Fashion Mens Pier One Slip-Ons Blue
  • R13 Distressed denim playsuit YWRUAJ
  • Basketball Griffin-0012
  • Nike Zoom Pegasus 92 Premium - Men Shoes
  • 332558 163 NIKE DUNK SB x Off-white Men Women skateboard shoes
  • New Balance Grey Sky Blue Exclusive 620 Trainersq NGF991200
  • Lavish Sonia Womens Fashion Ankle Boots
  • Aerosoles Womens Shoes / Natural Ladies Shoes Aerosoles Badmington Slide Sandals AG2152121w
  • Nike Womens Free 4.0 Flyknit Pink Powder Black
  • Air Jordan 9 Low All White
  • Kd Vi Kevin Durant Shoes Boys Nike Zoom Kd Vi Jordan Shoes Nike Kd Viii 8 Red Black White Basketball
  • Comfortable 185978 Nike Zoom Kobe VIi Men Black White Red Shoes