Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Trying To Understand The Other Race
I think ignoring certain cultures is forcing us to have a lack of understanding about each other’s cultures and as a result hinders the reconciliation process.
With this lack of understanding you sometimes hear people even issuing out threats to each other. At times these come from uninformed opinions on ‘the other’ race.
Even criminals would say they break into white people’s houses because they didn’t work for their money. White people might not trust black people and think each one walking towards their car is a criminal about to hijack them. All these views come from uninformed opinions about each other.
I believe that if the Afrikaans culture was given the same recognition in South Africa then black people would understand them a bit more. White people should also try to understand black cultures rather than viewing black men as inferior to them.
With that we might end up finding proper reconciliation in South Africa.