Racism must be stamped out in all shapes and forms

Sowetan - - Opinion -

Forty years ago Steve Biko was mur­dered by the apartheid se­cu­rity po­lice yet emo­tional scars still linger years af­ter the in­ci­dent.

The many years of of­fi­cial racial se­gre­ga­tion con­tinue to have a huge im­pact, and one can see a need for ap­pro­pri­ate repa­ra­tion in ac­counts from liv­ing South Africans of past and present for the hor­rors in­flicted on the masses.

Racism is in­cip­i­ent crim­i­nal­ity. Pun­ish it harshly. Preach­ing supremacism and prac­tis­ing racism are re­pug­nant and against the val­ues we hold dear as a civilised so­ci­ety.

We must fin­ish beloved Nel­son Man­dela’s work by oblit­er­at­ing ev­ery ves­tige of racism in our demo­cratic so­ci­ety. Racism is present in the acts and at­ti­tudes of many peo­ple.

Farouk Araie, Benoni

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