Nzimande blames failure to address class & white privilege for racism
Nzimande says cracks are showing in society because the economic and class gaps have not yet been addressed.
CAPE TOWN - South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande, says society's failure to address class and white privilege, is driving the resurgence of racist incidents in the country.
Nzimande delivered a memorial lecture on the late military veteran and SACP activist Mzala Nxumalo at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology today.
The minister used part of the memorial lecture to speak about an increase in racist incidents.
He says the cracks are showing in society because the economic and class gaps have not yet been addressed.
"This arrogance and sense of impunity of races reflect the system levels of race, class and privilege of a white class at the expense of masses of poor black working class families."
Nzimande adds the recent incidents of racism show there's a need to revisit the writings of Jabulani Nxumalo who he says questioned the status quo in the apartheid era.
(Edited BY Refilwe Pitjeng)