Double standards regarding racism
YESTERDAY, paging through my neighbour’s discarded copy of The Star of December 21, I was surprised by the hateful editorial, “Slap on wrist for racist?”
Listing quite a few indefensible racist comments by whites, the article ends by a suggesting more stringent laws with tougher sentences to curb their (whites’) behaviour.
I cannot fault this suggestion, but I should like to suggest that it be made applicable to all racists, not only whites.
In that same month, I submitted three racist Facebook posts to the Human Rights Commission for adjudication:
The first one suggested killing 15 percent of the white population, increasing the percentage by five each year, until no single white person was left.
Second was another black, proposing the killing of all white grandmothers, raping all white women and stuffing all white children into ovens and switching them on, thus frying them alive.
Number three suggested first raping white females, then forcing these women to “suck our dicks” before killing them.
There is also a recent Facebook post, threatening to cut whites into 50 pieces each, and after they die from pain, cooking them as food for their dogs.
How come these remarks or posts never make headlines in the media?
Is nobody charged, shamed and fined unless the offender happens to be white? Dowerglen, Edenvale