Re: The Race Scam/con
HARARE, ZIMBABWE, Jan. 29 - Dear Editor,
I read with interest the article on the race scam from a friend in South Africa.
Thier article is interogative in that it teaches us to like and tolerate each other. However, i feel, we should not ignore the so mnay years that our countries suffered/ gained under colonial rule.
The issue of tribalism, racialism and other isms, like the writer said, are not useful, i agree in full.
The challenge we have however, is to explain the constance between the issue of race and wealth, i.e, that the most rich people in the world on average are white and that the most poor on average are black.
This disparity nrings the classes of Karl Marx into light and the struggles of North-south begin.
I think, on a local scale, even in South Africa, Whites own far much more than their black counterparts-averagely.
The answer to these isms, i think is not to ignore these differences or to merely wish them away. Wealth needs to be recreated in a way that redistributes wealth and the income disparity between races reduced.
On a final note, the homo sapien(human beings) specie in the animal kingdom has performed worst in terms of living together.
Otherwise, the writers idea is noble and holy
Itai Zimunya, Human Rights Activist
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