#IAmDistinct, because you have to acknowledge my difference too, to see my full humanity.
At the time of the uploading of this post, it is/just was Heritage Day in South Africa. According to the official government website, Heritage Day, the 24th of September, is a day that recognises and celebrates the cultural wealth of South Africa. South Africans celebrate the day by remembering the cultural heritage of the many cultures that make up the population of South Africa. That’s as good a reason as any to have a public holiday, right? Yeah, we thought so, too. And it sparked a conversation with my friends that led to the writing of this post, and its title.
Everyone is familiar with the phrase, “I don’t see colour” in one form or another. Either by being the non-coloured person who has said it to a friend, or by being the coloured person to whom it was said. My point…
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