During the week Dozens of people showed up at a small handful of anti-racism protests called across South Africa in solidarity with George Floyd, who was killed due to police brutality.
The ruling African National Congress party launched an anti-racism campaign on Friday, calling on citizens to wear black in a show of support.“Racism is a dehumanisation of others. “It is true of the experience of black and indigenous communities of many countries across the world where racial profiling by law enforcement authorities… is common.
“But I would argue a similar process of dehumanisation is at work where those in positions of power violate the rights of vulnerable people in all societies.” “While they do not have the obvious racial dimensions of the murder of George Floyd, they do rely on a similar contempt for the intrinsic human worth of the victim,” the president Cyril Ramophasa said.
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