Racism is a vicious circle
One of the best reasons to have emigrated from South Africa is racism. It is a beautiful country, mostly because it’s still the home of all my friends and some family.
But racism is a problem. Despite having had democratic elections nearly 12 years ago now, people on both sides are still obsessed with racism – in different guises. Everything has a racial connection.
I come from an exceptionally liberal and unorthodox home. Both my parents are academics and were involved in the ‘struggle’ in different ways. Today I am not in South Africa any more because I am a young, white male. I have young children, who also are unfortunate enough to be white.
I am an exile from my own country because of the colour of my skin. How ironic is that? Who ever thought a white man would be exiled because of his skin colour. Quite funny, actually.
This specific post was prompted by an article I have just read concerning the struggle of some exceptionally gifted white boys in obtaining university entrance. I normally refuse to read any news about South Africa, and have only read about three (all of them bad). It was quite by chance I came across this story at all.
No doubt I will write some more on this unnecessary subject.