Thursday, February 28, 2008

At least it's not just America

Racism exists elsewhere, too!

Well, maybe. The news article seemed iffy about it, since the headline is "Outrage over 'racist' video"--why is the word "racist" in quotes? Is there any doubt that this
The home-made film, described as "shocking and disgusting", shows five laughing black workers taking part in a number of initiation-like rituals, including going down on their knees and eating meat a student had urinated on.


A narrative in Afrikaans indicates the recording was made in protest against a new university integration policy that would see black and white students mix more in residences.

"Once upon a time the boere (Afrikaners) lived peacefully here on Reitz Island, until one day when the less-advantaged discovered the word 'integration' in the dictionary," a resident of the once exclusively white Reitz men's hostel says on the tape, seen by AFP.

The video shows the workers - four women and a man - downing beer, dancing and participating in mock rugby practice, after which they are given meat to eat, which one of the students had been filmed urinating on.

The video ends with the words: "That, at the end of the day, is what we think of integration."

is racist?

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