state of inferiority.
resolve and in our numbers.
“White superiority and the domination of other races is not an ‘apartheid thing’. It is a global phenomenon, so it must be agreed that the ending of apartheid was the ending of a regional mutation of white supremacy that would not affect the global phenomenon in the least. The problems that which Black Forum-SA finds itself confronted with are found to be unique to South Africa. While certain other countries have been neo-colonised as a matter of history and reality, in our country it has emanated from within. The former colonist is an integral member of our society and that makes our situation a very special case. It is to deal with these neo-colonial handicaps that Black Forum-SA has been established.
The problem, which is systemic, is a system that is not enabling for the black individuals, whether in schooling system, the work market, in business and others sphere of society. Black Forum-SA refuses to accept the gift of freedom from our forebears as if we just had to accept the blemishes with which it came with. We were handed this freedom with a handicap and in a place of utter weakness. It is this weakness, flaws and handicaps that concern us. And it is such issues that suggest that there should be a specific and robust agenda for the black citizen. Doing nothing about this is tantamount to a mockery of our freedom, a condition that will sustain the status quo of the past 350 years. If this situation is not addressed and the current situation remains unchallenged, the vast inequality between whites and blacks will continue interminably, confirming the old racial stereotypes”- Black Forum-SA 2020.
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We can’t repair history, we can’t reverse the wheel of time, we can’t repair the damage of centuries, but we can repair humans and the future. And it is black people that require reparation through repairing the system that repressed and continues to repress them. We can and we will repair the present and future of our black people through intervening on their behalf, by fighting their battles whether legal or at the work place or business. Otherwise our freedoms are hollow; the flag is a mere thread and our national anthem a threnody.
The freedom that has been achieved is not able by itself to reverse the ravages of many cold years of exclusion. The exclusion resulted in black poverty, black indignity and the domination of blacks by others in all spheres. This domination has become acceptable as a natural condition. To us, this is unacceptable.