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White privilege: Guilt, Responsibility and Hope

I live my life steeped in various forms of privilege–unearned advantages bestowed on me through countless means. As a male, I exist in a world that affirms my manhood. Anything considered strong, rational or heroic is applied to my gender. … Continue reading

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White privilege and the road to building a united South Africa

Building a non racist, non sexist and inclusive South Africa requires unmasking structural privileges that support racial inequality in contemporary South Africa. Because South Africa is a racially constructed society, the system advantages the passport of white privilege. Exposing how privilege operates provides a framework to tackle oppressive policies, institutions, symbols and discourse in order to fully realize the vision of a truly unified country. Continue reading

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White South African Privilege: Between Shame and Responsibility

A few weeks ago, I responded to the incident of blackface by two white female students at University of Pretoria by writing an article highlighting how this incident exemplifies a phenomenon called white privilege. Reflecting, I noticed a huge hole … Continue reading

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