South African real estate agent Penny Sparrow came under fire after she made racist remarks on Facebook calling black South Africans monkeys. Her recent comments were made following the annual New Year’s Day gatherings on the beaches of South Africa, where South Africans go to celebrate. Sparrow is now facing charges for her racist outburst.
Although Sparrow may well be guilty of racism, her outburst reveals a deeper problem in South Africa, and that is racism in general. While the African National Congress, the ruling party in South Africa, threatens free speech with its move to make racism a crime in South Africa, they have been largely silent on the issue of white genocide, and no one charged President Jacob Zuma with the crime of racism when he sang “Kill the Boer” in 2013.
The fact that Sparrow’s comments were ignorant and racist really isn’t up for dispute. Her real crime was inciting racial hatred by demeaning other human beings as less than human and basically calling them animals. For those who want to look past the remarks and see South Africa, the problem is far more complicated, and the hypocrisy on both sides is far more widespread.
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While Penny Sparrow is facing charges for her racist rant, the outcome for Vilaphi Khumalo is very different. Khumalo, a government employee in the Gauteng Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Department, was suspended with full pay after his outburst. As reported in the Times Live, Khumalo’s Facebook post was far more serious as he called for white genocide in South Africa.
“We must act as Hitler did to the Jews. I don’t believe any more that the is a large number of not so racist whit [sic] people. I’m starting to be sceptical even of those within our Movement the ANC. I will from today unfriend all white people I have as friends from today u must be put under the same blanket as any other racist white because secretly u all are a bunch of racist f**k heads. as we have already seen [all sic].”
Khumalo later apologized for his remarks in a letter to News 24. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the issues of white genocide and farm murders have been largely ignored even though Dr. Gregory Stanton, the head of Genocide Watch, has warned repeatedly that whites in South Africa are facing genocide.
Human Rights Watch recently released its report on human rights in South Africa. While they pointed out the number of rapes committed, as well as violence against women and lack of education for disabled children, they were silent on the issues of white genocide and farm murders.
They were also silent on the fact that whites have also been largely excluded from the job market in South Africa, even when they are the most qualified candidates. Companies are forced to hire less-than-qualified candidates based on race in order to meet the quotas demanded by Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policies under the law.
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In 2003, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa released its final volume. It issued over 1,500 pardons for acts considered atrocities under the apartheid regime that ended in 1994. The purpose of the Commission was to bind the wounds of South Africa and bring all South Africans together. Instead, all South Africa is facing extinction because parties on both sides refuse to forgive.
White genocide is a real possibility now because of the racial hatred that still exists in South Africa. Both sides must come together to resolve the issues South Africa is facing. Both sides are guilty of inciting racial hatred, and both sides must come together for some honest discussion if this issue is to be solved so South Africa can prosper economically.
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