EDITORIAL | There’s no place for racism in SA schools. We must ...

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EDITORIAL | There’s no place for racism in SA schools. We must all fight it

Schools should be a mirror of our society, and if they are still racist and dysfunctional, then we have failed

Editorial

There is a foreboding sense of déjà vu in the problems plaguing Cornwall Hill College in Pretoria.

Surely by now we should have properly dealt with the issues of transformation in institutions of learning. Yet here is the latest in a long list of incidents at SA schools over the years in which pupils of colour have been made to feel overlooked and disrespected. 

It seems the more things change, they more they stay the same. Racist behaviour persists, manifesting in ridiculous hair policies, language preferences, lack of diversity among teaching staff, favouritism based on racial lines and even who gets picked for what on the sports field...

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