When somebody makes a statement claiming not be racist yet asks why white people are not being killed, it would mean an incitement to murder. On social media, the ugly race card has been activated again.
Last week a video of a woman verbally using racist remarks against police officers made headlines. Apparently a case against the woman has been made, and she will be prosecuted for hate speech crimes.
On social media, the woman has been on trial by the public, and there are many who are upset, disgusted and annoyed at the disrespectful verbal abuse towards police officers who only tried to help her after she was robbed. It is sad that people shout out racial rants without taking into consideration the effect the words would have upon others.
What is annoying is the remarks by people who clearly have no respect for others and openly admit to hatred against her. Some are calling her “white trash” and others say she should be burnt alive.
It is wrong, and hatred causes division. People are adamant to continue stirring dissension and as long as this continues the country will not heal. Calling for the woman to be burnt alive is hate speech and incitement to murder. How will there ever be peace in South Africa?
There is a strong opinion that black people are not racist, based on the belief that they never left the continent to invade others or forced their culture or beliefs onto others. There is the belief that the white people in South Africa are racist.
We all know that racism does not come from any particular skin color, it is a feeling and a belief that there is a distinct inferior or superior difference between races. Maybe at the time the woman shouted out racial remarks, she felt intimidated, scared or victimized. Perhaps the slanderous rants on social media are defining the inferior behavior of black people who feel compelled to retaliate.
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