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I am often accused of taking an anti-white stance and I always reply that I take an "anti-whiteness" position not anti "Afro-European" people or culture. There is a difference and that difference is written in blood and heroism.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:02

Black Humanity in an Anti-Black Society

A group of University of Cape Town students erected a shack on campus during a protest over accommodation on 15 February 2016. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.With the current upsurge in campus protests and a wave of condemnation on social media and other public platforms for the destruction caused by students at UCT, this article which was written days before the new escalation in protests is at the very least an alternative perspective to the opinions and narrative that we are bombarded with on mainstream media and on social media.
The article asks us to contemplate the question: Can a Black ‘Person’ be Human in an Anti-Black Society?


Black Humanity in an Anti-Black Society
by Lindsay Maasdorp

It is quite distressing that moving from a black radical position to an anti-black self-hating sell-out has become normal in the ‘post-apartheid’ apartheid society. Once champion of workers’ rights, Cyril Ramaphosa is implicated in their killing at Marikana. One time proponent of Black Consciousness, Mamphela Ramphele quickly became the head of the World Bank. Steve Biko was of course right, being against apartheid, does not mean you are necessarily on the side of black self-determination. If there is anything 1994 has changed, it would be the rate at which this society produces the everyday run-of-the-mill sell-out collaborator, or what Biko would have called the “non-white”:

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