Melanie Verwoerd
Womens Shoes Nike Air Vapor Ace White/Wolf Grey/Metallic Silver,

Women's Shoe Nike Air Presto 878068-001

2018-05-30 07:47

Womens Shoes Nike DF Ballistec Advantage Atomic Pink/White/Bright Mango/Atomic Pink,Adidas D Lillard 1.0 Boys Grade School Black/Night Flash/Frozen Green Basketball Shoes V23270,Womens Sandals PATRIZIA Solene Gold, Womens Shoes PUMA Suede Classic Matt & Shine Peacoat/Peacoat,Womens Boots Rocket Dog Venise Charcoal Hush,

Womens Shoes Cole Haan Tali Open Toe Wedge 40 Soft Gold

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? 

Womens Boots Sam Edelman Patton Wide Calf Whiskey,Nike Free Run Boys Grade School Photo Blue/Black/Total Orange/White Running Shoes V68151,Womens Shoes Sam Edelman Eloise Black,,Womens Shoes Saucony Kinvara 6 Black/White,Womens Boots Timberland Averly Lace Chukka Dark Brown Forty Leather,.Adidas Crazy 97 Mens Mid Grey/Solar Blue/Orange Basketball Shoes V64240,Womens Boots UGG Palisade Black Suede,.

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.

Womens Shoes UGG Brig Horizon Blue Knit,Adidas Adizero Tempo 6 Mens Infrared/Tech Silver Metallic/Hero Ink Running Shoes V60239,Womens Sandals Vaneli Barrett White Nappa/Silver Hardware,,Womens Shoes Vaneli Winda Black E-Nappa/White Ferns Patent,Womens Shoes Vaneli Lasia Black E-Print,.Adidas Ace 15.2 Fg/Ag Mens Black/White/Solar Yellow Soccer Shoes V36565,Nike Hyper Elite Hooded,.

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 Gym Vintage Full-Zip,Nike Air Max Sequent Mens Racer Blue/Wolf Grey/White/Black Running Shoes V72072,Men's Mosaic Trefoil Tee,,Women's Beyond the Run Hoodie,Women’s Personal B Hero Shorts,Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 Mens Radiant Emerald/Black Running Shoes V72073,Nike College Legend (Oregon),.

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 ECCO Tabora 15 Strap Thong Black/Black

Women's Techfit 5-Inch Short Tights,Nike Roshe One Winter Mens Gym Red/Gym Red/Sail Running Shoes V57397,Wholesale Trade Converse All Star Chuck Taylor Low-Top Big Star White Canvas Shoes gIhg5UC3,,Authentic 6qrxb gm2enn August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Womens,Authentic uzxun w7ksaq August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,Adidas Supernova Boost Glide 6 Womens Black/White/Vivid Berry Running Shoes V36659,Buy eh2ef c7tk52 Cheap Adidas Superstar Womens White Shoes,.

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.

Cheap 5x5m5 y9zrfw August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Essential Mens,Nike Air Huarache Womens Rio Teal/Rio Teal/Black Running Shoes V72693,Cheap uikmg c99a8w August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Mens Black,,Discount hpvxs y8aq5v August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Floral,Online 9v6sg ydpzpd August Deals Nike Air Presto Mens,.Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 Womens Deep Garnet/University Red/Pink Foil/Light Lime Running Shoes V51770,Online wwdeq 29kcek August Deals Nike Air Max 1 Womens,.

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.

Outlet smubf phguvf August Deals Superstar Mens,Nike Free 5.0 2015 Womens Violet Ash/White/Hyper Orange/Black Running Shoes V84341,Sale gqfc8 5cfbka August Deals Superstar Mens,,UK bwtvs rwfee4 August Deals Nike Air Max 90 Womens Grey,,Cheap 230784 Nike Dunk Low Kid Shoes,Men's Nike Mercurialx Finale IC Metallic Gold/Challenge Red/White/Black UK#N5-8990,Buy 150841 Air Jordan 1 Retro Men Black Metallic Gold White Shoes,.

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. 

Discount 161920 Asics Gelnoosa Tri 7 Men Orange White Turquoise Shoes,Nike Kids Revolution 2 Gym Red/Cool Grey/White/Black UK#N5-9530,Authentic 174062 New Balance Mc696 Men Yellow Combat Shoes,,Authentic 221898 Nike Air Force 1 Men Black Gold Army Shoes,.Buy 179184 Nike Air Max Men Dark Grey Blue Shoes,Women's Nike In-Season TR 5 Deep Royal Blue/Fuchsia Glow/Blue Lagoon/White UK#N5-9538,Comfortable 238649 Nike Air Max 90 Men Black White Shoes,.

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 GUESS Carnney Blue Patent

Comfortable 220015 Nike Air Max Express Men Black Red Shoes,adidas Originals Infant ZX Flux Trainer CP463,Cheap 156997 Nike Air Max Tailwind 4 Men Pink Grey Shoes,,Buy 157379 Nike Dunk High Men Purple Black Shoes,Discount 189498 Nike Dunks High Men Shoes,.Kickers Junior Kick Low Core Shoe CP616,Authentic 236863 Nike Free Tr Fit Men Green Gray White Shoes,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
X
Cheap 220966 Nike Lunar Rejuven8 Mid Men Purple White Black Shoes,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
NEXT ON NEWS24X
Comfortable 220984 Nike Roshe Run Men Black Grey White Shoes,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

SHARE:

Buy 166662 Nike Shox R4 Men Blue White Shoes,Kickers Nursery Kick High Core Boot CP780,Buy 241419 Nike Shox Rivalry Men White Yellow Shoes,,Cheap 158568 Nike Zoom Kobe IV Men Black Blue Yellow Green Shoes,Discount 234261 Air Jordan Retro 4 Unisex Military Blue White Grey Shoes,.Converse MA1 Full Zip Hooded Top CP998,Inexpensive 216260 Air Jordan Spizike Women White Purple Shoes,.

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.

Shopping 213080 Nike Air Force 1 Women Shoes,The North Face Canyonlands Hooded Top CP1160,Buy 210863 Nike Dunk High Women Grey White Shoes,Cheap 177444 Nike Free Run 2 Women Gray Fuchsia Shoes,Adidas Bounce Titan VII Men Coupon_087,Duck & Cover Garner Light Jacket CP1344,Asics Running Shoes Men Coupon_384,

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

Inside News24

 

Welcome to News24

Get Published!
UPLOAD
Men's Shoe Nike Air Max 90 Ultra Essential 819474-010,
Men's Shoe Nike HyperVenomX Finale II Street TF 749888-008,
/News
Men's shoes Nike Tiempo Legend VI SG-PRO 819680-307,
Traffic Alerts

NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 31 White/Blue Lagoon/Clearwater/Black,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Nike Zoom Rival Waffle XC Unisex Track Shoe 749350-004,
Women's Shoe Nike Internationalist 629684-016,
Adidas Adizero Crazy Light 2 Boys Grade School Black/White/Regal Purple Basketball Shoes V35695,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Adidas Adipure Crazyquick Mens Electricity/White/Black Basketball Shoes V53193,
Adidas Supernova Boost Glide 7 Mens Collegiate Navy/White/Solar Yellow Running Shoes V46076,
Nike Air Max 95 Mens Black/Anthracite Running Shoes V13037,

Nike Zoom Winflo 2 Flash Mens Black/White/Reflective Silver Running Shoes V35571,

Nike Air Huarache Womens Black Running Shoes V12715,

APARTMENTS / FLATS FOR SALE IN Mossel Bay, Dana Bay

Apartments / Flats Nike Fs Lite Run 3 Womens Wolf Grey/Dark Grey/White/Hyper Pink Running Shoes V97736,

Men's Nike Air Max Siren White/Wolf Grey/Bright Crimson/Black UK#N5-9147,

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

Apartments / Flats Women's Nike Lunar Lux TR Stealth/Pure Platinum/Wolf Grey/Pink Pow UK#N5-8994,

Nike Junior Air Force 1 Mid Trainer CP622,

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Women's Nike Nike Shox NZ EU Black/Wolf Grey/Dark Grey UK#N5-9291,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Womens Shoes Anne Klein Cuddy Animal Reptile,
Womens Sandals C Label Iria-3 Orange,

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 Shoes Calvin Klein Killian Caramel Leather,Nike Alliance 550 Puffer Parka Jacket CP1478,Womens Sandals Clarks Petrina Rhea Off White,,Womens Shoes Clarks Petula Viola Taupe Suede,Womens Sandals COACH Coral Saddle/Orange,.Condemned Nation Raleigh Short CP2104,Womens Boots Cole Haan Maxfield Shootie Black Suede/Ocelot Printed Haircalf,.

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.

 
  • Nike Junior Air Max 2016 Trainer CP684
  • Nike Dunk High CMFT Coffin PRM Black Tearm Red
  • New Balance / Vazee Rush Running Shoes / Blue/Black
  • Women's NFL Detroit Lions Game Jersey (Matthew Stafford) - Football Jersey XV362053j
  • Fashionable Style Casual Shoes - Womens New Balance 501 Grey/Pink
  • 2014 Men's Nike Kaishi Run Running Shoes Grey White
  • Lowly Price ADIDAS BY KOLOR Climaproof Reflective Jacket - Navy / Silver Men's Running - 65ND857
  • Nike LunarEclipse 5 Running Shoes Black Lyon Blue Blue Tint White For Men
  • Polo Long Sleeved Solid
  • Adidas Springblade Drive 2 Running Shoes B071KDWYB1
  • 2017 Nike Online Men's Nike Zoom Sb Stefan Janoski Neb Multi-color/Multi-color/Black Shoes Canada HTJ7902225
  • Nike Air Trainer 2 Premium Quickstrike - Crystal Mint/Crystal Mint-White Online Store
  • Nike SB Trainerendor White/University Red/White/Obsidian V37d3959
  • Womens Adidas Yeezy Boost stores 350 Shoes Fluorescent Pink
  • Nike Factory Sale Womens Air Jordan 7 (VII) GS Barcelona Days Wolf Grey Total Orange Turquoise Blue Online
  • Denim Replay Women Mid Replay Jacklyn Flare Jean Classics
  • Cheap Adidas Matchcourt Mid Core Black/Crystal White/Gold Met. Skate Shoes for Men Online Sale
  • Mens Nike Air Max LTD Shoes - White/Black/Darkgoldenrod Logo
  • Reebok Nano 5.0 Crossfit Training Shoes Men Black/Grey
  • Uomo Nike Air Max Motion Personalisation Rosse 7 start Bianche certificate