Check your prejudice and your privilege, says Madiba Foundation CEO

The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang, says that the world needs to urgently address white hegemony and privilege.

One has to be careful and aware of the power they wield. You can use your power to build or destroy.

Sello Hatang, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a part of Anti-Racism Week 2017, which launched on March 14 and runs until Human Rights Day on March 21.

The foundation has partnered with LeadSA and other human rights organisations to address the theme of Becoming.

All of us must strive to become better people. That's the only way we can build a more conscious and tolerant society.

Sello Hatang, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Hatang has urged citizens to be aware that racism exists and be frank about about their role in it.

He has asked South Africans to be brave enough to challenge racism, but also have the courage to recognise their own prejudice.

All of us are saying, it cannot be enough to quote Madiba when it suits you. Sometimes you need to sit and ask yourself if Madiba would approve of you justifying blatant racism.

Sello Hatang, the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Follow Lead SA on Twitter and use the hashtag #TakeOnRacism to join the conversation online.

Take a listen to Sello Hatang share his powerful insights:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Check your prejudice and your privilege, says Madiba Foundation CEO


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Trigger warning: Sibling sexual abuse, why it shouldn't be kept quiet

Trigger warning: Sibling sexual abuse, why it shouldn't be kept quiet

Sexologist and sex therapist Dr Eve unpacks an aspect of sexual abuse that is rarely explored.

Why do some people sneeze if they look at the sun or other bright light sources?

Why do some people sneeze if they look at the sun or other bright light sources?

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

'I want Catzavelos to recognise that he is a racist,' says Eusebius

'I want Catzavelos to recognise that he is a racist,' says Eusebius

McKaiser contrasts Adam's apology with that of Angelo Agrizzi at the state capture commission.

Thuli Madonsela: 'I needed to correct Helen Zille's black privilege tweet'

Thuli Madonsela: 'I needed to correct Helen Zille's black privilege tweet'

The former Public Protector talks about her work since leaving office and her views on issues of social justice.

Mob justice is sometimes warranted, caller tells Eusebius

Mob justice is sometimes warranted, caller tells Eusebius

A 702 listener says a friend of his was raped and received no help, but Eusebius responds that vigilantism is not a solution.

'There is nothing honourable about Bathabile Dlamini's resignation'

'There is nothing honourable about Bathabile Dlamini's resignation'

Eusebius McKaiser unpacks former minister of women in the Presidency's departure as a Member of Parliament.

Popular articles
Journalist explores what could go wrong with the new street cameras in Joburg

Journalist explores what could go wrong with the new street cameras in Joburg

Daily Maverick's contributor Heidi Swart says service providers that install surveillance monitors need to be responsible.

[WATCH] Mabena's lack of agility has social media in stitches, we are Mabena!

[WATCH] Mabena's lack of agility has social media in stitches, we are Mabena!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[WATCH] Local six-year-old dancing sensation's video goes viral

[WATCH] Local six-year-old dancing sensation's video goes viral

After Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith shared the video of Ivanah Campbell dancing it has been viewed over 10 million times.

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

SA’s richest woman opens up about being a refugee and becoming a billionaire

Magda Wierzycka – Sygnia’s renegade CEO – on her attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Tips on how to handle bad sex

Tips on how to handle bad sex

Clinical sexologist Dr Eve advises how to deal with bad sex and how to properly communicate when displeased.

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

Meet Sandile Shabalala, CEO of black-owned and controlled TymeBank

TymeBank has no branches and no monthly fees. Most transactions are free. Bruce Whitfield interviews its CEO.