Carol Freeman

In defence of the ‘white liberal’

A recent column by the usually insightful and thought-provoking Verashni Pillay in the Mail & Guardian has caused something of an uproar. Her contention appears to be that white “liberals” (a term she uses to mean “people who don’t consider themselves racist”) are gross hypocrites who are merely in denial about their racism. According to…

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Deeply disturbing premises

Last week, George Lekgetho, when arguing for the legalisation of prostitution for the 2010 World Cup, said: “It is one of the things that would make it [the tournament] a success because we hear of many rapes, because people don’t have access to them [women].” Statements like this one confirm all my worst fears about…

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