EDITORIAL | SA needs long jail terms for racists. Only that will stop them
Many bigots act out their hatred because they know the consequences they will face are not worth losing sleep over
It is a terrible indictment on all South Africans that, 28 years into our democracy, that we aren’t shocked by the regular occurrence of what surely ought to be labelled horrific acts of racism.
Yes, they make us angry. The sense of disappointment that there’s another racist episode isn’t lost on the nation. There can also be no doubt that the majority of us support diversity and abhor these despicable acts of racism.
Yet, the flow of racist acts is a steady though unsettling current. ..