Blaming history curriculum for K-word ignorance is pushing it, says Eusebius

A 26-year-old Durban woman has apologised for her use of the K-word while on a Kulula flight.

Alochna Moodley was removed from the flight from Johannesburg's OR Tambo to King Shaka airport in Durban. Following that, she was subsequently fired from her job at an engineering manufacturing company and she moved to Durban to live with her family.

Eusebius McKaiser quoted what Moodley said during her apology: 'My school curriculum did not teach me of the atrocities of apartheid. Any mention of it was in passing without the details of the oppression‚ especially of black people in this country'

If a 26-year-old woman says I just didn't know about 1652 twitter, do you accept that?

Eusebius McKasier, Show host

The more difficult question, aren't young people born after 1990 meant to be the ones that are proof that Penny Sparrow cannot possibly hand down her white supremacist and anti-black racism to young people because young people are supposed to be the one who break from the past.

Eusebius McKasier, Show host

I think Moodley's commentary and her performance of her ignorance as an explanation for her racism prove which is what most white people struggle to come to term within this country, is that intergenerational prejudice gets handed down even if you were born after 1992.

Eusebius McKasier, Show host

Callers on the open line had their views on the matter and said this:

The most important question to ask is: where did the lady learn the word? She says she wasn't privy to the apartheid doings and she said the word out of rage. Where did she learn the word and what does it mean to her that she could say it in that kind of circumstance?

Tshepo, Caller

It's always expected of us black people to reflect on the cost of apartheid and what it has done on the society. I think it's important for white people to engage at what it has cost them.

Nathi, Caller

Do you need a curriculum to be humane to other people? By using the K-word specifically shows she knows it's a derogatory word for people of colour. Do you need to be taught at school how to be humane?

Tekiso, Caller

Some callers had sympathy for Moodley.

I have sympathy for her because I stay in the township and most of the people here always call the Indians 'amakula'. That word is as derogatory as the k-word but black people in the township use it all the time and nobody holds them accountable, I suppose it's because black people cannot be racist.

Njabulo, Caller

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