My friend, Megan Furniss had these questions to help us get thinking and self-examining on this…

If you are worried that you might be a little bit racist there are a few things you can do to check:

# Do you have a natural (and unreasonable) expectation that everyone should be able to communicate with you in English?

# Do you get irritated with Africa Time, because you haven’t taken public transport in a while (or in your life)?

# Do you say ‘they’ or ‘those people’ casually in conversation when talking about other races?

# Do you tell people to ‘get over apartheid’?

# Do you criticise black drivers even in your heart?

# Do you think people are poor because they are lazy?

If you answered yes to any of these you are a little bit racist.

[Megan blogs at]

How about you? Any ideas or thoughts on one way someone can become one bit less racist? Let me know and we can add it to a future post…

[For the next post looking at calling someone ‘boy’ or ‘girl’ click here]