I hate racism today.
I hate it every day but today it is really getting me down. No particular incident; maybe I have been lurking on the ThoughtLeader blog too long. Some of the stuff that gets written on there as comments is ugly.
I feel worn out by South African racism. Sometimes I feel our society is too extreme to ever come right. I really believe that multiculturalism is possible, but in an environment not as ravaged as ours. So many people don't even want to try.
Although, I never noticed much racism while I was living there. People generally seemed to get on with their lives. It is only since I have come overseas and started to read the news and opinion pieces that I have noticed the extent of bad feeling in the country. So maybe, hopefully, it is a one-sided portrayal.