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There’s no unlearning whiteness, despite what ‘anti-racists’ say | Opinion | Comment and Analysis | Mail & Guardian.

Caption:‘JM Coetzee left the country because he knows, like Lucy in the novel Disgrace, that whites have to start from the beginning with nothing – like dogs.’ (Madelene Cronje, M&G)

This appeal that white people again admit guilt, ask forgiveness and we can simply move on on the basis of “common humanity” is consistent with the post-1994

reconciliation without justice exemplified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s impulse of getting some perpetrators of racism to repent, reveal and ask forgiveness, and thus gain moral vindication for the white race. We saw former death squad leader Eugene de Kock going to jail and former police minister Adriaan Vlok washing the feet of Reverend Frank Chikane in a macabre performance of remorse that leaves the anti-black status quo intact.

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