Under the Table – Being Brown

Yesterday, an old Facebook photo popped back onto my feed. It was taken during the 2010 Football World Cup, the year Philip visited SA and black, white, brown and polka-dotted, we stood together, united.
Philip left and our gees left with him.

2016 has started with some home truths. For the first time, people are speaking out in a public platform about issues of discrimination, privilege and racism. It’s been a heated two weeks and it’s gotten impossible to fence-sit. I have, however, as a South African of Indian descent, stumbled upon an oft-ignored problem. Where does a brown person stand? On which side of this fence are we allowed? And why, aren’t we more vocal?

 

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