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  • I quote I believe that South Africa is a country in which black and white should

  • live together those your words what does it mean it means that I and those

  • gentlemen in the dock believe that South Africa is a plural society with

  • contributions to be made by all segments of the community mm-hmm are you familiar

  • with the language and some of these documents the accused of discussed with

  • black groups yes in some of those documents were drawn out by me the one

  • noting with concern and disgust the naked terrorism of the government that

  • is correct you say naked terrorism do you honestly think that is a valid

  • statement well I think it is a far more valid statement than the charges against

  • these men here

  • really yes really I'm not talking about weds

  • I'm talking about the violence in which people are better uncharged by police

  • beat now I'm talking about police firing on unarmed people I'm talking about the

  • indirect violence you get through starvation in the townships I am talking

  • about the hopelessness the desolation of the transit camps now I think that all

  • put together that constitutes more terrorism then the words these men have

  • spoken here but they stand charged and white society is not charged when you

  • and others in black consciousness speak you say true leaders have been banned

  • and imprisoned on Robben Island who you referring to specifically are

  • specifically we refer to people like Mandela it's a book way these people

  • like Coburn and Becky and is it not true that the common factor with these people

  • is that they have advocated violence against the South African government the

  • common factor with these people is that they have selflessly pushed forward the

  • struggle of the black men so your answer to this so-called

  • naked terrorism is to provoke violence in the black community now our movement

  • seeks to avoid violence but your own words call for direct confrontation

  • that's right we demand confrontation isn't that a

  • demand for violence well you and I are now in confrontation

  • but I see no violence

  • but nowhere in these documents do you say that the white government is doing

  • anything good well it does so little good my lord that it is not worth

  • commenting on but surely that approach in flames racial hatred and anti white

  • ism my lord blacks are not unaware of the hardships they endure or what the

  • government is doing to them we want them to stop accepting these hardships to

  • confront them people must not just give in to the hardships of life they must

  • find a way even in this environment to to develop hope hope for themselves or

  • for this country now I think that is what black consciousness is all about

  • not without any reference to the white man to try and build up a sense of our

  • own humanity our legitimate place in the world

  • but why do you use a phrase like black is beautiful because black is commonly

  • associated with negatives the black markets the black sheep of the family

  • anything which is supposed to be bad then why do you use the word why call

  • yourselves black I mean you people are more Brown than black why do you call

  • yourselves white you people are more pink than white

  • precisely

I quote I believe that South Africa is a country in which black and white should

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Cry Freedom | "Why Do You Call Yourselves White?"

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    善妮 posted on 2021/06/10
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