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Ignorance and Evil: An Analysis of Racism in South Africa
     

Ignorance and Evil: An Analysis of Racism in South Africa

by Newton Fortuin
 

I initially wrote Ignorance and Evil in 2005, and then it merely was a simple reflection on the interconnection between ignorance and evil, and not necessarily about racism. That it significantly focused on apartheid and its effects was coincidental as I happened to have lived in a society where grave evil was committed, and it, largely under the banner of a

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I initially wrote Ignorance and Evil in 2005, and then it merely was a simple reflection on the interconnection between ignorance and evil, and not necessarily about racism. That it significantly focused on apartheid and its effects was coincidental as I happened to have lived in a society where grave evil was committed, and it, largely under the banner of a conservative religion.

Because of the aforementioned context, it consequently was very critical of Afrikaaners (a grouping of mainly Dutch, French and German settlers), as a grouping, having been the main perpetrators of apartheid. What was very revealing, however, was that the article received little or no resistance from Afrikaaners themselves, who were indeed largely supportive, and at times, even remorseful about the past.

But what was particularly revealing to me, is that English speakers tended to be far more indifferent, and at times defensive, about the content. This led me to do a deeper enquiry into the overt and subliminal issues of race, and how they perhaps could be addressed.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044758179
Publisher:
Newton Fortuin
Publication date:
07/05/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
386,676
File size:
193 KB

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Meet the Author

Newton Fortuin is 49 and based in Cape Town South Africa. He has two children, a 29 year old daughter Rori (a medical doctor) and a 25 year old son Jarrod (an IT analyst). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pure Mathematics and Computer Science as well as a post graduate degree in Business, and lectures Business Analysis. His other interests are diverse, ranging from from having an active outdoor life - including track and field training - to writing on science, philosophy, politics, contemporary events, and whatever else may inspire him at the time. At one time he worked as a radio DJ on a local music station and Talk Show host on the largest radio station, 567 Cape Talk, and played the role of romantic hero in a movie. [Also see http://www.newfort.co.za/newton.html]

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