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 Meganshead.co.za]
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…