"IS THIS RACISM PUNISHABLE?"
Hi, My name is Frederick Malherbe and I am a South African journalist.
On the Uncensored South African News website, Censor Bugbear, I have posed the question: "Is this racism punishable?" and post the following examples:
Afrikaner policewoman's alleged racist comment investigated.
Port Elizabeth. - November 25, 2000.
Senior police superintendent Zelda Coetzee, head of crime prevention at Mountroad police station, is under high-level investigation for saying "let us think like white people" at a public meeting on September 21, 2000. The internal high-level investigation was revealed by the Afrikaans daily newspaper Die Burger today.
A public letter of complaint about the alleged incident was sent to the news media, the provincial commissioner, the area commissioner, the station commander, the provincial equal rights representative and the ruling ANC party's Human Rights Commission.
IS THIS RACISM PUNISHABLE?
Jerome Barnes, a top-level SA diplomat who fondled and called air hostess a "white bitch", was not fired from his post for racism.
November 24, 2000.
Jerome Barnes, first secretary of the country's High Commissioner's office in London, will not been sacked for a sexual assault on an air hostess -- during which he also allegedly cursed the young woman when she resisted, calling her a "white bitch."
The top diplomat will merely be given a "severe reprimand" and recalled from his London post for three years.
AND IS THIS RACISM?
Top CNN journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, was involved in a fracas with traffic officers.
Top CNN journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Africa correspondent based in Johannesburg, was involved in a fracas with traffic officers in Johannesburg recently, together with her banker-husband, during which the journalist called the traffic officers "white trash".
The issue of when racism is punishable and when not, is becoming increasingly important in South Africa: many Afrikaners are beginning to feel extremely angered, threatened and besieged by the ongoing charges of racism which are being levelled from the highest cabinet levels against their entire community -- many Afrikaners are now increasingly pointing out that the equal rights commissions and the news media in South Africa are maintaining double standards when punishment and media attention are only meeted out to whites for racist incidents, but not against blacks committing racist acts against whites, such as calling them "white bitches" or "white trash".
Please join me on the M&G forum to debate this issue!
And let's broach the subject on Radio 702!
Source: Censor Bugbear: http://www.censorbugbear.com
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