And here we go again. This self-hating woman has now set the tone for the rest of the year - lets beat down whitey and tell him how horrible and evil he is and while we're at it we'll forgive the black man for being so generous and caring and humane that they have allowed us to continue breathing.
Gillian Schutte describes herself as follows:
Feminist, filmmaker, writer, poet, activist and author, Gillian Schutte has a degree in African politics, an MA in Creative Writing and a Film Director's qualification from the Binger Institute, Netherlands. Winner of the Award of Excellence for her documentary entry to the Society for Visual Anthropology Festival in Washington, 2005, and author of the novel -- Schutte fearlessly and creatively tackles issues of race, identity, sexuality and social justice in her multimedia work.
She is married to a black man and has herself a mixed race kid who will forever be caught between to 2 cultures and identities and will never truly fit in anywhere (congrats on screwing your kid up Gillian). I will not go to far into the discussion of her personally - but suffice it to say I think she happens to be a patronising, hypocritical, self-hating white liberal who is under the impression that having white skin makes you inherently evil and is therefore trying to make up for that by being as hateful, condescending, ignorant, blind and pathetically cold towards white people as a whole.
Her article which speaks about the evils of racism directed towards blacks is a supreme example of the reverse racism inherent in SA today - she has written a piece that is racist to its core - only in this instance the whites are on the receiving end. But we can't be racist to whites can we Gillian? I wish the cow would get over herself and deal with her own issues without pitting ordinary South Africans against each other on the basis of their skin colour - sounds very ANC- and NP-esque if you ask me. Gillian may have reason to be ashamed of herself but I reject all attempts on her behalf in projecting that shame onto me simply because her misery loves company. I have no white guilt and have NOTHING to apologise for. Be miserable all on your own Gillian - I do not accept your issues as mine. I also state for the record that I am tired of having my "whiteness" used against me when I had no choice in the matter simply happening to arrive on this planet with a white skin 9 months after my parents celebrated Valentines Day.