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Quiet violence of statues

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It is a time for South Africans to engage on why removing colonial statues is necessary for the vast majority.


15 Sep 2020
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Quiet violence of statues

Sydney Majoko.

The late “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, in her role as a civil rights activist once said: “I’ve been locked up for disturbing the peace in Detroit, and I know you got to disturb the peace when you can’t get no peace.” In the week following the violence that was unleashed on retailer Clicks’ stores following its racist hair advertisement, this might seem like some sort of justification for that violence. Far from it. The peace that Franklin said she was not getting is the kind that was taken away from black people in America by constant police harassment, police...

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