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About the author:
As a self-confessed racist, who never opposed Apartheid, Cedric de la Harpe has devoted the past ten years to the new life that he discovered in the Townships and the Villages of South Africa.
Most African people, would give him credit for being African, but, in his opinion, the minority rights granted to him, through South Africa's very liberal Constitution, protecting the white wealth, will never allow him to be African.
Cedric de la Harpe
Consider the Verdict
South Africa Myths
Mr Cedric Raymond de la Harpe
South Africa, 22 years in the Rainbow Nation new democracy, racism and economic segregation start to cause social media to rumble. The Author, having devoted ten years to Social Reform, takes the bull by the horns, and as protagonist, he challenges the reader to Consider the Verdict.
The author equates the damage caused by the Coloniser to the African people, with the #holocaust, asking, "Is it equal to, Is it greater than, or, is it lesser than?"
In the author's opinion, if it was not for the Coloniser, the Black groups, and here he includes all groups, would be the wealth of South Africa, and Townships would not exist.
Black poverty would not exist.
Among the South Africa Myths that he attempts to dispel are:
1: "If it was not for us whites, the blacks would still be living in mud huts, with chickens on the roof.
2: Born in Africa = African.
3: Mfecane cleared the land.
4: Shaka was evil.
5: No slave trade.
6: Nothing was stolen.
7: Project Hammer???
8: Hintsa killed while escaping.
9: Apartheid started in 1948.
10: Apartheid is dead.
11: In the name of democracy. X
Consider the Verdict allows all to participate, either as Accuser, or Defendant, with the objective of developing a new dimension in the Race Debate.
The Author is a self-confessed racist, however, claiming to be in recovery, like an alcoholic, he believes he can never heal, always careful not to fall off the wagon.
He accepts he is a Coloniser, to having white privilege, and questions whether he has ever felt any guilt for his contribution. He attributes this to the fact that no black person, has, on a personal level, expressed antipathy towards what he as a coloniser did to them.
Read the evidence, and Consider the Verdict;
Cedric de la Harpe
- Publication Date:
- 1541353218 / 9781541353213
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Education / History