So lets talk about class baby.
Sandile Memela writes:
“If truth be told, black people are not interested in the confessions of white people who suffer with guilt from the sins of colonialism and apartheid. In the 21st century where both colonialism and apartheid have – depending on how you look at things – been defeated, we don’t want to know of people who indulge in self-flagellation. In fact, we should be disappointed that there are some whites who think they please blacks by making the issue of race an obsession in a non-racial society.
If white people want to remain relevant to genuine transformation and change in this country, we want to hear or see them talk about the issue of class oppression and exploitation. It is only when they address the issue of class and power more than the matter of race that they can make significant changes to the economic structures in our society. For far too long, whites have expected blacks to embrace them and treat them as heroes for simply being so-called anti-apartheid or guilt-ridden. But we now demand that whites (and blacks) raise the issue of class contradiction in our society, especially those inherent within the capitalist condition. Perhaps blacks know that when white comrades and intellectuals raise the issue of class, we will sooner see how blacks have betrayed themselves.”
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