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#RhodesMustFall: ‘Silly, stupid children’

“Silly, stupid children”

That’s what some people are calling you on social media.

“Silly”, because you had the courage to speak truth to power, demand dignity and recognition for the pain that you feel?

 

“Silly, stupid children”

That’s what some people are calling you on social media.

“Stupid”, because you dared to allow your minds to accompany your great uncles down mines where they spent much of their days, digging for a gold they would never see?

 

“Silly, stupid children”

That’s what some people are calling you on social media.

“Children”, because you demonstrated an impatience for a justice that is long overdue?

 

Be “silly”, child. Be “stupid”.

#Rhodes must fall.