Outrage Over Apparent ‘Segregation’ In South Africa School

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A South African primary school teacher was suspended on Thursday after a photograph appeared to show black children sitting separately from white children in a classroom, sparking a storm of racism accusations.

According to news reports, the pupils were attending their first day at the Schweizer-Reneke school in North West province, and the teacher had taken a photograph to send to anxious parents.

It rapidly spread on social media as it showed about 17 white children sitting around a large table, with four black children around a small corner table in the background, Al Jazeera said.

“From the information I got from the meeting, it seems that there are a lot of cases here of racism,” provincial Education Minister Sello Lehari said after visiting the school.

“I will send a team to do an investigation into all schools… to deal with issues of racism in totality,” Lehari said.

Student activist Mcebo Dlamini wrote on social media the “most provoking” aspect of the image “is not that black kids are ostracized from white kids, that is common in our supposedly post-apartheid Africa”, South African news website TimesLIVE reported.

Race relations remain tense in South Africa 25 years after the end of white-minority apartheid rule, with fierce racism-related controversies erupting regularly on social media and in politics, according to Al Jazeera.

 

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5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s no doubt we’re the ones calling this on ourselves…imagine in a place where the majority should be dominant…i think the world is doomed 2019 and who knows until when.

  2. PRICE OF TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION

    This picture is ‘…Worth a thousand words.’

    Is this the price of ‘…Truth and Reconciliation?’

    Even as it has been declared over and outlawed, it is only on paper. In reality, it is not.

    Apartheid is still very much alive. It is irremovable from the genes of those who continue to practice it.

    In this instant, it is clear that the colored students could neither sit, nor participate in the apparent ‘…Long Table Educational Discussion.’

    It begs the question, ‘…Who is to be blamed the teacher, Nelson Mandela or the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?’

  3. It’s well over 150 years since Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
    In the U.S. , we’re told that we’re all equal, just the way it’s supposed to be.
    If you believe that, there’s a bridge in Brooklyn……….
    South Africa has only had a few years to right the path, give it another year
    or two. You’re getting there.

  4. Sad ,sad,sad,2019 and we stll have to live with these people,that cant tolerate people of diffren colour of skin,religion,education,stile of life.You all need to spend some months in the Amazon jungle,get all that shite out of your heads ,reeducate yourselves,see the true human beings.

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