Melanie Verwoerd
Cheap Nike Air Max 2017.5 KPU Dark blue red Sale,

Men's Nike Pro Cool Fitted - Short Sleeve Training Top TA295220k

2018-05-30 07:47

Cheap Nike Hyperdunk 2017 Low iD Rise Shine Sale,Men's NFL Chicago Bears Game Jersey (Jay Cutler) - Football Jersey HT316243t,Cheap Nike Mercurical Victory VI TF Purple Orange Sale, Cheap Nike Zoom KD 10 X Grey Black White Silver 897816 010 Sale,Nike Air Force 1 High CMFT Lux QS GREEN Men,

Cheap Nike Roshe Run Print Women's Running Shoes (Sky Blue ) Australia Online

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? 

Nike Air More Uptempo "Light Bone",Men's Nike Dry Contour - Long Sleeve Running Top SM660433c,Nike Air Vapor Max 2018 Flyknit Black Red 849558-006,,Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Mens 805999 004,Nike Air Max 90 kids Shoes Sky Blue /Nike Jordan [ N106],.Men's NFL Miami Dolphins Limited Jersey (Ndamukong Suh) - Football Jersey RH948102p,Air Jordan 1 Men Shoes Black/Royal Blue /Nike Jordan [ N1407],.

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.

Air Jordan 13 Men Shoes Claret White /Nike Jordan [ N4616],Men's Nike Circuit Pullover (NFL Bears) - Hoodie SF348807r,Air Jordan 5 Men Retro Shoes Skyblue/ /Nike Jordan [ N1574],,Air Jordan 13 Men Shoes Lawngreen/Gray /Nike Jordan [ N4637],Nike Air Max 2014 Men Shoes Gray White /Nike Jordan [ N1685],.Men's Nike Epic (NFL Texans) - Training Shorts KR126422a,Nike Air Force 1 Men Low Shoes Black/White /Nike Jordan [ N500],.

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.

Air Jordan 1 Men High Shoes Black/White/Green /Nike Jordan [ N1431],Men's Nike Game Day Half-Zip Knit (NFL Texans) - Top PG834847j,Nike Air Max 1 Men Running Shoes Grey/White /Nike Jordan [ N1819],,Nike Air Max 2010 Men Running Shoes Black/Silver /Nike Jordan [ N575],Nike Air Max 2015 Men Shoes Black White /Nike Jordan [ N2930],Men's Nike Circuit (NFL Dolphins) - Pants CP197463k,Nike Air Max 90 2015 Men Shoes Light Grey White /Nike Jordan [ N2970],.

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.)

2015 Low Price Nike Air Max 1 Womens Essential White Slategrey Glacier Trainers USA OnlineOutdoor Sp

Nike Air Max 90 Winter Sneakerboot Men High Shoes Grey Green Red /Nike Jordan [ N3096],Men's Nike Sportswear Tech Fleece - Shorts UA586177u,Nike Air Max 90 VT Running Shoes Red /Nike Jordan [ N149],,Nike Air Max Classic BW 91 Men Shoes Black/White/Orange /Nike Jordan [ N2041],Nike Air Max Light Running Shoes White/-Royal Blue /Nike Jordan [ N650],Men's Nike 9" Gladiator - Tennis Shorts SD209646f,Nike Air Max TN Men Shoes Dark Blue Fire Red /Nike Jordan [ N1320],.

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.

Nike Air Max TN Men Shoes White/Yellow/Black /Nike Jordan [ N777],Men's NFL Washington Redskins Limited Jersey (Robert Griffin III) - Football Jersey OK132930o,Nike Blazer Lovers Men Low Shoes Red /Nike Jordan [ N2142],,Nike Dynamo Free (PS) Men Shoes Red/White /Nike Jordan [ N2283],Nike Free 3.0 V4 Men Shoes Black Red /Nike Jordan [ N2352],.Men's NFL Baltimore Ravens Game Jersey (Ray Lewis) - Football Jersey KQ980261n,Nike Free 7.0 V2 Men Shoes Grey Blue /Nike Jordan [ N2414],.

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 Free Run 3 Men Shoes All Black White /Nike Jordan [ N2454],Men's Nike Tech Fleece Cropped Pants - Pants GP550493g,Nike Lunar Forever 2 Men Trainers Shoes Cool Grey/Varsity Maize-Black /Nike Jordan [ N1012],,Nike Printing Shoes Shoes Black /Nike Jordan [ N264],,Nike Shox O'nine Men Shoes White/Black/Blue /Nike Jordan [ N2669],Men's NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Color Rush Limited Jersey (Blake Bortles) - Football Jersey DR939651f,Nike Shox R3 Men Shoes White /Nike Jordan [ N2764],.

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. 

Nike Shox Turbo 12 Men Shoes Black/White /Nike Jordan [ N2866],Men's Nike Dry - Training Fleece Hoodie SQ298991e,Nike Blazer Fluffy Unisex Shoes Red Yellow /Nike Jordan [ N112],,Nike Air Max 90 Lover Unisex Shoes Red Yellow /Nike Jordan [ N362],.Kids Nike Free 3.0 Unisex Running Shoes Green/White /Nike Jordan [ N18],Men's TW Velocity Max Woven Solid - Golf Polo BK432858r,Nike LeBron 7 Unisex Basketball Shoe White Green /Nike Jordan [ N944],.

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.

2016- Hip-Hop Womens Adidas Oracle VI Str W Mid Red White Trainers Fashionable Patterns

Nike Free Run 2014 Men Unisex Couple Shoes Grey Black /Nike Jordan [ N319],Men's Nike Dri-FIT Knit (MLB Nationals) - Training Shorts HW906185v,Nike Skateboarding Unisex Shoes Grey /Nike Jordan [ N4393],,Nike Zoom Kobe 6 Unisex Basketball Shoes Red/Yellow/White /Nike Jordan [ N1162],Nike Free Run Men's Running Shoes White COMUK:5553,.Men's NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Color Rush Limited Jersey (Mike Evans) - Football Jersey II266004v,Nike Zoom Rival 6 Middle Distance Men's Running Spikes Yellow COMUK:9763,.

Read more on:    prejudice  |  racism
Nike Zoom Hj Iii Men's High Jump Spikes Fashion COMUK:9627,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14
Nike Hurley Icon Front Zip Boys Hoodie Royal/White COMUK:5035,

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14


Nike Thermal Half-Zip 2.0 Boys Golf Top Dark Grey/Dark Grey/University Red/Wolf Grey COMUK:6720,Men's Nike Vapor Speed Fly Rush (NFL Browns) - Training Jacket BE642283w,Nike Pro Cool Girls Training Tank Top Black/White COMUK:6940,,NIKE VAPOR UNTOUCHABLE PRO CHAMPIONSHIP BLACK CRIMSON VOLT 856579 087 SIZE 10,Nike Dart 9 Black White Running Shoes Size 13 443865-002,.Men's Nike Team Issue (NFL Browns) - Polo BX289431e,Nike Men's AIR MAX 1 ULTRA FLYKNIT Shoes NEW AUTHENTIC Black/White 843384-100,.

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.

Men's Nike Air Jordan 9 Ix Retro University White/Powder Blue 302370 103 Size 9,Men's Jordan Flight Victory Graphic - Basketball Shorts SK44016d,NIKE Air Jordan 1 High The Return 768861-106 Blue Soar Basketball Shoes Sneakers,Nike Air jordan 12 XII Retro WINGS SZ 10.5 Black White Gold Playoffs 848692-033,Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro LS Mist Blue University Blue Gold Leaf Size 12 (1128),Men's NFL Washington Redskins Game Jersey (Kirk Cousins) - Football Jersey BE861044l,nike air max 002,

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24


Welcome to News24

Get Published!
Cheap New Balance MFL574 White Running Shoes for Men Sale,
Cheap Puma Popcat Black Sandals for Men Sale,
Cheap Vans Splitz Charcoal Heather Cap for Men Online Sale,
Traffic Alerts

Discount Adidas Z.N.E Pulse 2 Grey Two F17 Hoodie for Men Online Sale,

Jobs in Western Cape region

Financial Advisor

Western Cape
Lyon Capital

Fieldwork Administrator - Wellington WC

Discount Diadora Game L Low Waxed White Sneakers for Men On Sale,
Discount Pantofola d'Oro Corato Low Black Running Shoes for Men Sale,
Discount Vans Old Skool Black Skate Shoes for Men Sale Online,

Cellular Sales: Store Manager

Latest Adidas Originals Z.N.E. 2 Pulse Hoodie for Men Sale Online,
Latest Lacoste Grey Sweatpants for Men Outlet,
Latest Puma R698 Citi Series Black/Vaporous Grey Running Shoes for Men Sale Online,

Latest Vans SK8-Hi Suede Ultramarine Green Skate Shoes for Men Online,

New Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Black Monochrome Basketball Shoes for Men Online Sale,


Apartments / Flats New New Balance CRT300 Mesh Grey Sneakers for Men Online,

New Reebok F Franchise Collegaite Navy Track Top for Men Sale,
Nike Free Run 2 Shoes Blue Orange /Nike Jordan [ N4551],

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Touws River, Schoemansville

Houses Element Camden Unisex Backpack in Black Charcoal Q3591,

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
Vans Womens 1966 Stripe Tee White 3307O,
Nike Sportswear Womens Tech Fleece Crew Green 9909O,


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

Converse Womens Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Pink 6396Y,Men's Nike Core Practice - Football Jersey PW905834j,Reebok Womens CL Leather Old Meets New Pink 9947E,,Le Coq Sportif Womens Flow Nubuck Pink 9910A,Cheap Nike Free 3.0 V2 Women's Shoes (Red/Black/Gray) Australia Online,.Men's Nike Player (NFL Dolphins) - Training Top AO852169o,Cheap Nike Free Flyknit Women's Running Shoes (Black/White) Australia Online,.

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 AIR MAX 90 ESSENTIAL White/Wolf Grey/Black/Cool Grey
  • Nike Air Jordan Retr Men's Shoes Blue
  • Cheap Adidas Originals Adicolor Terry Medium Grey Heather Hoodie for Men Online
  • Men Trainers Superdry Brad Brogue Suede Chelsea Boots
  • New Valentino Garavani Rockstud Rolling Noir Red Pumps For Women Online Sale
  • Outlet LARDINI Houndstooth Wool - Beige / Black men's Vests - 37IS144
  • Adidas Adidas Neo Daily Shoes Collegiate Navy Collegiate Navy For Men
  • Adidas UK Shop - Adidas TERREX Climacool Parley Boat Shoes (Blue) for Men
  • fashion Pearl bag Chain bag Simple mini handbag Messenger Bag B074L3R29M
  • 2017 Nike Store Online Men's Nike Sb50 Free Trainer 5.0 V6 Amp (Nfl) Black/White/Metallic Gold Shoes Canada SIW4703884
  • Nike Wmns Air Max 1 Breeze - Turbo Green/ Night Shade- Laser Crimson- White Shop
  • Nike SB Eric Koston 2 Spiked Challenge Red/Black E74f6685
  • Womens Adidas Shoes Adidas Originals ZX 930 Khaki Deep Blue Brown No.4116
  • Nike Air Max Shoes Thea Women Neo Turquoise Pink - 91644 Best Sale
  • Comfort Women Skechers EZ Flex 2 Yes Please Slip-On Sneaker - Womens Navy Online
  • Brando Furio - Cuoio - BR616SH02LFT - Men's Boots
  • Nike Air Force 1 Euro Mid Matrix White Metallic Gold Black
  • NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Game Jersey (Blake Bortles) 599979-024 Black/Blustery/Ochre
  • Adidas Shoes Sale Zx8000 Blue Boost black/owhite AD 7266