White people in South Africa seem to be having a hard time dealing with the fact that apartheid is over. Or they’re having a hard time dealing with the reality of being poor and blaming it on reverse apartheid. Similar to the cries of reverse racism here in the U.S.
Coronation Park is considered a white slum or shanty town in Krugersdorp, South Africa. Impoverished white families have taken residence in the area, and have complained about the “affirmative action” practices in South Africa that now benefit black people and leave them in the dust.
Take a look at the clip below:
“I’m sorry, it’s racist. I’m not racist,” sounds just like some white people in the U.S.
In a recent BBC report, young white people have complained about not being able to get jobs because the country Nelson Mandela created left them behind.
“My parents say it’s harder to get a job if you’re white and that I should move out of the country,” says Josh, 15.
Nathan, also white, says being free isn’t a concept reserved for just black South Africans.
“My brother can’t get into certain universities because they first take blacks and people of colour.
“I know things were hard for them in the past, but we can’t switch it onto white people. We need to work together,” he says.
Nelson Mandela was released from jail in February 1990 after years of talks
One 26-year-old white South African, who didn’t want to be named, believes the country that Mandela created and leaves behind is a “disturbing” one.
“I’ve been told in corporate interviews, we can’t let a white candidate through before a black one.
“It’s like reverse apartheid but a generally accepted one.”
After posting the video to Facebook last night, a friend reminded me of something Chris Rock said, “It’s just a slum with under-educated folks mad about stuff. Just like Chris Rock says “nothin scarier than a broke white dude. He’s like, how did this happen to me? I’m white!”