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American is hating again. Whats new?

I was just reading a story in the Washington Post about teenagers being held at gunpoint by a white woman am I am not surprised and I don't know why people act surprised when these things happen.

I have always seen slavery as a white problem that was never addressed and never purged and certainly the racism that pervades that cultural group is a legacy of slavery. That it continually persists is because it is allowed to do so both by those who condone it overtly and those whites who appear to abhor it.

I remember when I spent time in the USA during the eighties my parents were constantly warning me to be careful and not to take chances. When I was there and the police were coming on one side of the campus I would go to the other side. Day after day I was aware that as a black man or black boy in the US your life was worth nothing.

Somehow it seems that they are certain facts that people do not understand.

  • Black people are not seen as equals to whites among whites because of how that culture has developed post-slavery. 
  • Racism is culturally accepted even if not legally sanctioned in countries like the USA
  • Racism is blatantly obvious to Blacks but not so to whites
In these times, particularly in the USA black people have got to be aware of their status in society and be cautious in most situations. Among some people, your life, our life, is worth nothing.



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In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

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The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."