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In his view of racism from a somewhat unconventional vantage point, Seth Randall dissects what he calls the anatomy of racism.
Contrary to our initial thoughts of it being yet another little trip through that well-trodden valley of sympathy-seeking white-guilt, his opinion is a differently refreshing attempt to step out of that valley and roam the plains of humanity.
The Anatomy of Racism
by Seth Randall
Growing up in Swaziland, I used to wish I could be black. It wasn’t because of any perceived inadequacy as a white person; it was simply that most of the people around me were black. This meant that being black was automatically cooler than being white. (Ask a psychologist!) And so it was for years, that I longed for such trifles as naturally dreadlocked hair, or skin that didn’t burn as quickly in the sun. The desire was child-like, and called no attention to itself – it simply was.
That is until we moved back to South Africa.