The White Man’s Revenge
Race; Posted on: 2010-01-08 17:17:12 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Blowback. Big time.
Almost two years ago I was sacked from the Sunday Times for writing an
article the editor decided was “racist” five days after it had been
printed. The obvious question was….how did the article get into the
paper if the editor thought it was racist? There was no convincing
answer at the time but no doubt we shall all learn more when the case
for wrongful dismissal finally comes to court on February 8th.
also be interesting to learn why the affirmatively appointed editor
kept his job but the white columnist lost his. Not a great advert for a
non racial society. Maybe AVUSA were only sacking middle aged white men
that month. The point is that I may have written the article but the
Sunday Times chose to publish it so surely it’s the editor who should
have been sacked for sleeping on the job?
I mention this because, two years on, we are even deeper in the racist
hot and smelly than we were back then. Personally I don’t think that
what I wrote in the final column for the Sunday Times was at all
racist. Certainly no more racist than what I had written in previous
weeks. It did what the column sought to do every week,,,it scratched
the scab off some of society’s wounds and invited readers to take a
In this case it whimsically wondered what South Africa would
have been like if it had never been colonized and came to the
conclusion that it would have been terrible because there would have
been no-one the indigenous population could blame for their own
shortcomings. The final paragraph has the Chinese arriving in big metal
flying birds and the locals letting out a collective sigh of relief. At
last they have someone to blame.
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