Nelson Mandela – Replacing Racism with Tribalism

22 Aug

In North America, we seem reluctant to call Black on Black violence what it is...

Why is there reluctance to discuss the killing of 34 miners in South Africa? Because it explodes the myth of a post-Apartheid ‘rainbow nation’.

In South Africa it is a way of life…

In the words of one SA observer, ‘The most striking thing about the reaction is the lack of it’. Many people refer to the massacre as a ‘tragedy’, as if it were an accident at a mine rather than an act of state terror at a mine, or simply as an ‘incident’, that catch-all word that can cover everything from a scuffle on a bus to, it seems, the killing in three minutes flat of 34 people.

African tribes have been massacring each other since the dawn of time



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