Stop pulling the race card dur­ing ar­gu­ments

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO PUBLIC COMMENTS -

THE me­dia have been filled with sto­ries about racism of late, and I feel the urge to ad­dress this is­sue.

If I have an ar­gu­ment with some­one who is of an­other race, why is it im­me­di­ately re­garded as a race is­sue? When two peo­ple of the same race trade in­sults - as hu­mans do - there is no fuss about the in­ci­dent and it doesn’t make news­pa­per head­lines.

The old adage ‘I’m not be­ing racist, you’re just a jerk’ ap­plies in so many cases.

Be hu­man, peo­ple. Get an­noyed with each other, trade in­sults and then get over it. Not ev­ery­thing is about colour or eth­nic­ity.

Some­times peo­ple are just jerks.

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