Melanie Verwoerd
New Balance 574 Men Coupon_1159,

Buy qhhd3 6h3agx August Deals Nike Air Max 2015 Mens

2018-05-30 07:47

New Balance 996 Men Coupon_1325,Cheap grdh6 637tuf August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black,New Balance 574 Women Coupon_1473, Nike Kevin Durant Men Coupon_1688,LeBron XII EXT Wheat/Wheat/Metallic Gold,

Comfortable 185156 Nike Air Max Men Gray White Yellow 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 Firm-Ground Soccer Cleat Nike Magista Opus Leather FG 768890-001,Cheap xdzuy mh7dbk August Deals Superstar Mens Blue,MEN'S NIKE BASKETBALL SHOE NIKE ZOOM LEBRON SOLDIER 8 FLYEASE 805894-476,,Men's Nike ZOOM RIVAL SD 2 685134-002,Men's Shoe (Narrow) Nike Air Zoom Vomero 10 724386-001,.Discount bh9z2 2ni9ih August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Grey,Men's Shoe Nike Air Jordan 15 Retro 881429-001,.

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.

Men's Shoe Nike Air Zoom Odyssey 2 844545-006,Discount m74hr 5bghgh August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black,Men's Shoe Nike LunarCharge Essential BN 933811-070,,Men's Shoe NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultra React 859719-800,Men's Turf Soccer Shoe Nike MagistaX Finale II TF 844446-708,.Discount veat7 z6esdd August Deals Nike Roshe Run Womens,Nike Flyknit Racer Unisex Running Shoe (Men's Sizing) 526628-008,.

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.

NIKE SB LUNAR STEFAN JANOSKI Obsidian/Summit White/Umber,Online 8rmbc 8iwhmz August Deals Nike Air Max Zero Mens,Women's Shoe Nike Air Max 90 Premium 443817-500,,Women's Shoe Nike Juvenate Flo Print 842532-500,Adidas X 15.3 Fg/Ag Boys Preschool Black/Shock Pink/Solar Gold Soccer Shoes V26303,Online iqffa 6am46v August Deals Nike Air Presto Womens,Nike Flex Fury 2 Boys Grade School Grey/Black Running Shoes V56632,.

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.)

Comfortable 182165 Nike Air Max 90 Men White Blue Yellow Shoes

Adidas D Lillard 1 Mens Black/Yellow/White Basketball Shoes V38480,Online wy33p hhvkph Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black Shoes,Adidas Pure Boost Reveal Mens Red/Black/Clear Grey Running Shoes V72379,,Adidas J Wall Boys Grade School Collegiate Navy/Red Solid/Light Onix Basketball Shoes V45803,Nike Air Max Tavas Mens Wolf Grey/Photo Blue/Hot Lava/Game Royal Running Shoes V98879,Outlet f78g7 s83cu2 Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens White Shoes,Nike Roshe One Winter Mens Gym Red/Gym Red/Sail Running Shoes V57397,.

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.

Adidas Adissage Womens Black/White Slippers V31978,Outlet vex97 yzeawb Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Black Shoes,Nike Air Max 2016 Womens Ocean Fog/Voltage Green/Blue Grey/Black Running Shoes V67642,,Nike Fs Lite Run 3 Womens Pure Platinum/Chalk Blue/White/White Running Shoes V69754,Men's Nike Zoom Winflo 2 Flash Squadron Blue/Blue Lagoon/Green Glow/Reflect Silver UK#N5-9102,.Sale 9y7bw qb77uk Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Womens Shoes,Nike Kids Tri Fusion Run Black/Dark Grey/Metallic Silver/White UK#N5-9162,.

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.

Nike Zoom Vomero 10 Womens Vivid Purple/Black/Hyper Orange/Bright Crimson Running Shoes V84695,Sale k62g5 3wumkg August Deals Nike Free 50 Womens,adidas Originals Junior LA Trainer CP570,,Foray Frost Regular Fit Jean CP845,,Ellesse Castello Overhead Hooded Top CP1056,Sale xiyhg 8g6vap August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,Bellfield Horow 3-In-1 Rain Jacket CP1238,.

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. 

Jack & Jones Craig Parka Jacket CP1421,UK cszrw xagwdr August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens,Condemned Nation Raleigh Short CP2104,,Jack & Jones Malibu Swim Short CP2318,.Birkenstock Milano Sandal CP3824,UK yhqab 5t9224 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens,adidas Originals ZX Flux Slip On Trainer CP4035,.

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.

Discount 160495 Nike Air Max Tailwind Men Royal Black Shoes

Asics Gel-Lyte V 'Jack Frost' Trainer CP4239,Buy 205527 Nike Dunk High Kid Shoes,Fred Perry Hallam Printed Canvas Trainer CP4451,,Nike Air Max Thea Trainer CP4624,Puma Suede Classic Trainer CP4899,.Cheap 193250 Adidas ZX 750 Men Dark Grey Grey Shoes,Vans SK8-Hi Reissue Leather Trainer CP5110,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Womens Shoes adidas Sonic Allegra Solar Red/Silver Metallic/White,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Womens Shoes adidas Running Response Boost 2 Techfit Dark Grey/Black/Super Pop,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Womens Shoes Aerosoles Final Exam Black Croco,Cheap 192611 Air Jordan 5 Retro Men Black Silver Shoes,Womens Shoes ALDO Unalevia Black Nubuck,,Womens Sandals Anne Klein Cailina Navy/Navy Synthetic,Womens Sandals Badgley Mischka Catrina Black,.Shopping 199066 Air Jordan IX Retro Men White Blue Flint Grey Shoes,Womens Shoes C Label Lychee-1 Silver,.

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 Sandals Calvin Klein Nasi Rose Gold/Dusty Pink Leather,Inexpensive 210059 Lebron 11 Men Brown Black Green Shoes,Womens Shoes Calvin Klein Patna Shadow Grey/Black Hair Calf/Leather,Womens Sandals CARLOS by Carlos Santana Finesse Black,Womens Sandals Clarks Un Vasha Black Patent Leather,Comfortable 220146 New Balance Classics Ml576 Men Grey Shoes,Womens Shoes Clarks Corabeth Abby Burgundy Leather,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Womens Shoes Naturalizer Velma Tender Taupe/Black Shiny,
Womens Shoes New Balance 560v6 Metallic SIlver/Exuberant Pink,
Womens Shoes Nike Free 5.0 Tr Fit 5 Breathe White/Fuchsia Glow/Fuchsia Flash,
Traffic Alerts

Womens Shoes Nike Lunartempo 2 Voltage Green/Black/Barely Green/White,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Nye Silver,
Womens Shoes Reebok DMX Max Stride RS Leather/Black/Sport Violet/Blue Pool/White,
Womens Shoes Rocket Dog Tempo Melon Quake,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Womens Sandals Sam Edelman Brynn Natural Naked Atanado Leather,
Womens Shoes Saucony Grid Cohesion TR8 Grey/Black/Coral,
Womens Boots Timberland 6" Premium Boot Dark Olive Waxed Canvas,

Womens Boots UGG Meadow Chestnut Suede,

Womens Slippers UGG Dreams Gold Hearts,


Apartments / Flats Womens Sandals Vaneli Baina White Ecco Nappa,

Womens Shoes Vaneli Bruna Tourmaline/Turquoise Suede,

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

Apartments / Flats Women's Running Techfit Long Tights,

Nike Precision Stripe Piqué,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Men's Chilcott Smock,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Outlet gb3bw pgdggz August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Blue,
Sale c7w8n guu46k August Deals Nike Air Max Tavas 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

Inexpensive 169852 New Balance Kids 501 Kid Grey White Shoes,Discount 146585 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men White Black Shoes,Cheap 245670 Air Jordan 19 Original OG Men White Shoes,,Shopping 229240 Asics Gt2000 Men White Safety Orange Shoes,Comfortable 231417 Nike Air Classic BW Si Men White Green Shoes,.Buy 166470 Nike Air Force 1 Men White Orange Shoes,Buy 245523 Nike Air Force 1 Men European Exclusive White Royal Blue 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.

  • Comfortable 194834 Nike Air Flightposite 1 Men Grey Black Red Shoes
  • Top Fashion Nike Sportswear Internationalist Premium - Trainers - Phantom/White I81i1858
  • The North Face Men Walking Shoes Grey 159188
  • Nike Air Max 95 BB Men Running Shoes White/Grey-Royal /Nike Jordan [ N1952]
  • Men's - Timberland Field Guide No Sew Boots - Black 8HR4213 - Shoes - Casual
  • Men's/Women's Air Jordan 11 GS Velvet "Heiress" Basketball Shoes Black/Metallic Gold-White 852625-651
  • Nike Air Max 90 Womens USA Flag K100q8045
  • Discount Authentic 384665-103 Womens Nike Air Jordan 6 Shoes GS - Rainbow White/Pink Flash/Volt/Marine Blue
  • Favorito Converse Converse white 'chuck taylor ox' trainers-Women Fabbrica
  • Womens Brooks Running Shoes - Adrenaline GTS 16 - Black Item W0399
  • Boys' ASICS Grade School Gel-Nimbus 19 GS Running Shoes (BLACK)
  • Men's Saucony Cohesion 10 Running Shoes (Black)
  • Legit Cheap Nike KD 8 Seattle Storm
  • Vaneli Black Suede/Elastic Trypsyd KUX220756
  • Nike Air Max 95 Mens Shoes Navy/White/Red 667637-400
  • Ghete Fotbal Nike Magistax Proximo Ic Barbati Negrii/Albastri (175393MTW)
  • Cheap Balenciaga Speed Trainer Black White for Women
  • Nike Lunar Force 1 Fuse Leather Dark Grey Black Fresh Lime
  • Women Rieker Coleen L3862 Loafers - Rubber - Schwarz - 8957725fx
  • Authentic Women's ECCO Biom EVO Trainer Plus Silver Metallic/White