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Fuck people who think Americans don’t have privilege, fucking understand that it is specifically American English that’s considered the face of standard English around the world and taught in schools in regards to spelling (color instead of colour, theater instead of theatre, etc) and pronunciation.
dereklikestohugyou said: Hey, regarding white Africans, I found a bunch of information about white farmers getting killed. I see that you're from South Africa so maybe you would know something about it or could elaborate.
Yes, there have been white farmers who have been killed. A lot of people (read South African expats and people who desperately want to believe that white people are being oppressed somewhere) will argue that there is a “white genocide” happening in South Africa and these white people are being targeted in hate crimes. While there are white farmers who have been killed in what are undeniably hate crimes, the fact remains that there is no white genocide. White South Africans are being killed at a much lower rate than black South Africans. In fact, a white South African is 8.9 times less likely to be murdered than a black South African and based on current statistics there is no conclusive evidence that a white genocide is happening. The majority of white South African homicide victims have been killed during robberies, hijackings. and break ins (which South Africans of any and every race can be and often are killed in) and not because of hate crimes.
One of the pieces of “evidence” that people will use to prove that a white genocide is happening is the Apartheid struggle song Dubul’ iBhunu (shoot the Boer) which was sung by politician Julius Malema. However, this song has been banned and although the media linked it to the deaths of several white farmers I don’t believe that there was conclusive evidence to prove that it was.
To be honest it makes me so angry when white South Africans say that there is a white genocide and completely make up statistics to back up their claim. It seems to me as though they are prioritizing white deaths over every other death because a poor black South African is FAR more likely to be a homicide victim than a middle class white person. The sad fact is that South Africa is a dangerous country. It has one of the highest rates of homicide in the world and the majority of those homicide victims are poor black people. What I cannot stand is this prioritization of white deaths and fear mongering that is going on.
TL:DR - Yes there have been deaths of white farmers in South Africa. While some of these deaths have been hate crimes (such as the death of Eugene Terreblanche who BTW WAS IN CHARGE OF A WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP CALLED THE AFRIKAANER RESISTANCE MOVEMENT [AWB]) there is no conclusive evidence that a white genocide is happening.
Here’s a link that will give you some statistics.
I wrote this in response to an ask months ago but I’m bringing it back because I’m STILL seeing “white genocide” nonsense in the South Africa tag.
I just want to reiterate, there is NO statistical or conclusive evidence to suggest that white South Africans are victims of a white genocide or are being targeted more than any other racial group.
A lot of you abroad may have heard that this is the case. However, for every instance of a white person being beaten and/or killed that you hear of or for every picture of a bruised white face that you see, there are ten other instances of the same thing happening to a black South African or a South African of any other group.
The unfortunate reality is that South Africa is plagued with disproportionately high rates of homicide and violent crimes. And EVERYONE is affected. Not just white people, EVERYONE. In fact, white people are statistically a lot safer than almost everyone else.
You’ll hear about the “white genocide” because white South Africans have the resources to spread this fear mongering around and there are far more of them spreading this around than there are people looking into the facts and showing people that it’s not true.
Plus, white South Africans have been scared since 1994. They were scared that black people would take their revenge after Apartheid and they’d be slaughtered in the street. That has not happened. They were scared it would happen after Nelson Mandela died. Mandela has been dead for nearly a year and it still hasn’t happened. It’s not happening, yet many of them fervently believe that it is in an attempt to make their fear look justified.
So whenever a white person desperately tries to assure you that white people are oppressed/facing racism because of the supposed white genocide in South Africa, tell them that the white genocide is a myth as there is no conclusive evidence that it’s happening. I am honestly tired of people dragging my country and my people through the mud because they’re scared and/or racist.