“Us” and “Them” – a post-election reflection (SASCE 9 & 10 May 2014)


SASCE Choir Eisteddfod: Bloekombos, Kuilsriver, 9 & 10 May 2014

This is a little reflection on “us” and “them” thinking. I use racially-loaded terms like “Here” and “There”, “our side of town” and “their side of town”, and I put them in inverted commas, to make them stand out. How do we relate to these terms? How do we use them? To what purpose do we apply them? No offense is intended, but since this is still election week, and issues of race and identity are being debated, I felt that some of my experiences needed reflection. Here they are. I [read more…]