“…we live in a society where there is racism without race, racists without racism.”

“…race/racism denialism and colour-blindness has been a bane to efforts towards harmonious racial relations. Race denialism which runs deep in the country’s historiography, from apartheid ethnos to the dominant liberation movement, has had a far-reaching impact. Worse still South African social formation has been analysed in rather dishonest academic and defective analytical tools.  Class rather than the race question has been privileged in this schema. The result is that we live in a society where there is racism without race, racists without racism. An abhorrent narrative that has emerged from all this has been white racists and the general white population accusing those blacks (who historically are victims of racism) speaking out on the racial issue and calling for racial justice,  black racists. Whites have suddenly become victims of reverse racism.  The tag “racist” apportioned to blacks shows the extent of the dishonesty of South African white racists.”    –    Hashi Kenneth Tafira.

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