SOUTH AFRICA: RACISM/SABC/14/3/18 SABANews 1
JOHANNESBURG – The AHMED KATHRADA Foundation in SOUTH AFRICA says it is hosting an Anti-Racism School Assemblies Initiative to highlight the inequalities facing the nation.
Foundation Spokesperson ZAAKIRAH VADI says the move is part of the Anti-Racism Network SOUTH AFRICA, and marks the Anti-Racism Week 2018 from 14 to 21 MARCH, to commemorate the World Human Rights Day.
She says celebrities, struggle heroes, and human rights campaigners will visit primary and high schools during the planned program as ambassadors talking to pupils about racism under the theme: Root out Racism.
Ms VADI says the meetings aim to identify as well as create awareness on and tackle racism, to encourage people to learn about prejudice, speak out against, and report it.
SABC News quotes Anti-Racism Network SOUTH AFRICA Director NEESHAN BALTON as saying it is hard to spend a few years dealing with something that has a lifespan of more than 300 year.
However, he says there is determination by victims of racism not to merely accept it but to challenge it through courts and police action.
The Anti-Racism Network SOUTH AFRICA Director says they are also seeing, on a day-to-day basis, ordinary SOUTH AFRICANS taking to social to expose instances of racism in the country.
Researchers say the end of apartheid might have removed the legal framework allowing official racism, but the problem is still rampant in SOUTH AFRICA./Sabanews/cam