Reverse Apartheid – White Slums South Africa
My friend, @MichaelJordaanS sent me a link to this documentary which I found really interesting. It takes a look at the poorest of poor white people, living in slumps in South Africa.
What I really liked about the documentary is that it tries to look at the problem from all angles and gives a broad idea of how South Africans view the post-Apartheid situation.
Naturally there a different aspects to a debate like this and I’ll try to keep my opinion to myself – we all know how words can be twisted online. What I will say though is from my experience as a white guy in post-Apartheid South Africa, finding a job is not all that difficult – not one person that I know of, that is white, is unemployed because nobody is willing to employ them. Sometimes it feels as if white people use this as an easy excuse and I believe if you’re not overly picky about the job you want you’ll be able to get one that can keep you out of the slumps.
Then you can also ask yourself if you should really be drinking all day as one guy claims to do – if you don’t even have money to feed yourself…
The documentary also talks of reverse Apartheid that some feel is happening in South Africa and is Affirmative Action really the best way to right the wrongs of our forefathers?
Ultimately, my feeling towards it all is summed up best by Nelson Mandela who said:
I dream of an Africa that is at peace with itself”
It’s about an hour long, but well worth the watch.
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