6 Jan 2014
“Racism remains the one conversation that we simply do not want to have in South Africa,” argues writer, activist and filmmaker, Gillian Schutte in this TEDx Johannesburg talk, which took place in December 2013. Schutte, who challenges racial stereotyping, says that our inability to talk about racism is one of the reasons that South African society remains untransformed. According to Schutte, every white person in our society must come to terms with, challenge and begin to unlearn their personal racism. As she describes how the system of white privilege works, she contends that South Africans will never live in a transformed society if the construct of whiteness is not reflected upon.
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