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Why is it always about race for black people?

Why is it always about race for black people?

Because it has been about race for white people for many years and now they want to change it in an instant.

I don’t need for you to tell me that you are not racist, my friend. I need for you to act it. I need for you to think about it when you see my mother, your domestic worker. And know that she has taught me to care for myself because she has to take care of you and your family.

I want you to think about it when you see a black woman who has conformed to standards of beauty that were created by white people.

You are the ones who made it about race from the minute you encountered us. You took our hospitality for stupidity and exploited us.

But why do I have to suffer for the sins of my forefathers? Because I am also still suffering from them. A black man is still a mere animal to the world. A black woman, even less. I have my heritage mixed up and my kings have been forgotten.

Today, I am the first suspect to a crime because of the colour of my skin. No one cares about my state of mind when I kill but my white counterpart is considered out of his right mind if he has done the same.

So when you wonder why it is always about race for black people I want you to look at the world around you which was created by black people at your whim. I want you to know that you taught him how to act and what to think. So now that he is finally free, you no longer get to set the agenda.

You no longer get to address only your problems by deciding what the agenda should be about. The problems we face today are about race and we won’t solve them by ignoring that.

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.


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