KFC incident, a boil that is bursting - analyst

Gauteng police are still searching for two men involved in a racist attack at a KFC in Montana, Tshwane, last week.

Four of the six were arrested after community members called the police.

In the suspected racial attack, the group beat up a black woman and her husband for apparently asking them to move forward in the fast food drive through lane.

READ: Gauteng police arrest 4 of 6 men over KFC drive-through assault

Stephen Grootes spoke to Professor Melissa Steyn, head of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies.

We have to be careful not to do what one particular academic has called elite discourse, where we tend to delegate as it were to poorer or working class people in such a way that elite racism gets hidden.

Professor Melissa Steyn, head of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies

We must recognise that the fundamental discourses are circulating in society and people in elite positions might have more sophisticated ways or hidden ways of perpetuating these things.

Professor Melissa Steyn, head of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies

Something like this KFC incident is a symptom, a boil that is bursting. We have got to look at what is in the blood system causing the boil.

Professor Melissa Steyn, head of the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies

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