[WATCH] 'Race is skin deep' - Bongani Bingwa

How comfortable are you discussing race?

Bongani Bingwa says race remains one of the most contentious issues in South Africa today.

Our conversations about race are almost always about the man and not the ball.

We are quick to label, to decide that this or that word, tone, look or action must surely mean an otherness, intended or not.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

Race really is skin deep, but doesn't mean we should ignore the centuries of injustice,and the continuing disparities in income and every other metric between lighter and darker skinned people the world over.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show host

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His sentiments come after a international publication National Geographic had a special feature on race.

The cover story is a pair of twins, 11-year-old girls, whose parents are an inter-racial couple; the father is black and the mother is white.

The girls are very much like their parents in that regard, the one presents black and the other white, but they are twins.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

Genetically like any siblings one can easily resemble the mother and the other sibling, the father. This is no miracle here, it's simple biology but because we see people through the lens of race, an artificially constructed concept, we marvel.

Bongani Bingwa, Breakfast Show Host

Watch below to hear what Bongani Bingwa has to say about race:


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