[Debate] I Thus Caught That Colonial Mind-Set At Work
David at everatt.co.za
Mon Apr 16 06:54:43 BST 2012
I don't know any of the personalities or your sub-currents of who-said-what so forgive me for not being able to grasp all that, which seems to be pertinent if bitchy (and thus enormously readable). What I am wondering is, what is a 'Black social movement', which all of you (I think) have referred to? Sometime they are just social movements; then they appear as South African social movements; and then they appear again as Black (your upper case) social movements. I get the point that white domination/manipulation/whatever is being battled over, but are these movements being defined, or defining themselves, in racial terms? Are we really heading down that path?
From: Heinrich Bohmke <bohmke at gmail.com>
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Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2012 15:19:13 +0100
To: Anna Majavu <annamajavu at gmail.com>
Cc: Debate is a listserve that attempts to promote information and analyses of interest to the independent left in South and Southern Africa <debate-list at fahamu.org>
Subject: Re: [Debate] I Thus Caught That Colonial Mind-Set At Work
It is mainly a pity
> for you because you are now typecasting yourself as an over-privileged
> white South African who frequently writes very demeaning things about
> Black people in the guise of your self-appointed role as the
> 'de-romanticiser' of Black movements. Yes there are a few people who
> buy your arguments, but they are very few and if you reflect on their
> motives, you will surely notice that they too are people who are not
> content to let Black township folks run their own movements.
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