I'm not racist but...

From the 14th to the 21st of the March, South Africans will be faced with the challenge and task of tackling racism head on.

Speaking on the Midday Report, Sello Hatane of the Nelson Mandela Foundation said conversations about racism should begin at home and around the dinner table.

Hatane, noting the difficulties this may bring owing to generational difficulties, insists the conversation needs to happen without excuses.

It's that thing when all of us tolerate racism, tolerate xenophobi, tolerate sexism, that these things thrive.

Sello Hatang, CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation

Asked whether criminalising racism will change the minds of the racist, Hatane responded by saying it is not enough.

We over legislate over things.

Sello Hatang, CEO of Nelson Mandela Foundation

Listen to the rest of Sello Hatane's remarks on combating racism:


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