Jacqui Bester
4 minute read
17 Jun 2019
5:56 am

Are we raising racist children?

Jacqui Bester

Our "avoidance " of this topic is doing more harm than good.

Racist; a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another. Being a racist is not something that strikes in a "moment". Racism is not something that we simply wake up with one sunny morning. It's cultivated, slowly and subtly. It's encultured, through careless language and social norms encountered in our safe-spaces (our homes and our schools and even our places of worship). In short: no one is born a racist. Racism is learnt behaviour. Let me also add at this point... the teachers and...