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The New York Times quote Eusebius McKaiser’s Run Racist Run in article about ‘apartheid’s ghosts’

Run Racist RunThe New York Times has been reading Books LIVE – and use a quote from Eusebius McKaiser’s new book Run Racist Run, published in an excerpt on our site, in their article “Raw Tensions Over Race Fester in South Africa”.

The article says “apartheid’s ghosts still stalk the land”, and refers to a “series of bitter controversies”, specifically the controversial statements made on social media by Penny Sparrow, Velaphili Khumalo and Chris Hart that ensured South Africans had a rocky start to 2016.

These controversies, the report says, show that “two decades of democracy have muted neither the perception nor the reality of inequality”

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In many ways, the debate is far more nuanced than in the supremacist past, exposing myriad resentments of privilege and entitlement, victimhood and reward, and even raising the question of who may set the racial agenda and on what terms.

“Not all whites were or are perpetrators of anti-black racism,” Eusebius McKaiser, a prominent author and social commentator, wrote in a new book, “Run Racist Run: Journeys Into the Heart of Racism.”

However, he said, “all whites benefited and still benefit from the history of anti-black oppression.”

 
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