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    • South African
    • 04.01.10 | 03:29 (IST)

    It is perhaps worth pointing out that after 15 years of ANC rule in democratic South Africa, some whites still believe that blacks are out to kill them. They point to the high crime rate in South Africa as evidence, not stopping to add that most crimes in South Africa are directed against blacks and committed by blacks. But even after 15 years of not having been thrown into the sea, there are still some who believe that it is only a matter of time before whites will be marched into the ocean. I have no evidence on which to base the following statement, but I suspect that if one were to ask those referred to above whether they are racist, to the last one they would all deny that they are. Funny old world this one in which only other people are prejudiced. And of course, one should not forget that we white South Africans were convinced that God was on our side, as frequent references to the solemn vow which was made at the battle of Bloodriver served to remind us.

    from the article: Are Israel and apartheid South Africa really different?
    First published 01:09 04.01.10 | Last updated 13:47 04.01.10
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