[ View the story "White plight in South Africa?" on Storify] White plight in South Africa? Claims of white oppression reignite debate about racism post-Apartheid.
The Stream· Tue, Oct 15 2013 10:46:28
On October 10th, a group of South Africans, called
, protested against what they say is racial hatred and crime against White Afrikaans. They released red balloons in the air as a tribute to victims of what they are calling "white genocide".
The protests were supported by popular Afrikaan musician
who claims White South Africans are being killed
White South Africans take to the streets of Pretoria for Red October Campaignenewschannel
The data cited by Hofmeyr has been heavily disputed by the media and South Africans.
Here's A Fact White South Africans Live Better Than During Apartheid,Making More Than 6 Times Than They're Black Counterparts,White 468 839 Are In Poverty,Black South Africans More Than 16 Million...Whose Really The Victim Form This Numbers.facebook.com
crime is not a white thing. its an everybody thing. stop whit the paranoia. noone is out to get you or kill you. if you look at the stats you are the keast likely to find yourself dead in some ditch.facebook.com
White people are 9% of the population & have over 50% of the nation's wealth. Now define oppression #RedOctoberTrev
While some responded to #RedOctober with ridicule and anger, others saw it as a movement to
white privilege in South Africa.
@AJStream Racial engineering under Apartheid lingers: white S/Africans expect preferential treatment to the detriment of others. #RedOctoberMonty Kader
#RedOctober: A fear of losing unearned privilege.Eusebius McKaiser
White SAs still earn 6 times more than black SAs, so basically for them 'The New SA' is apartheid without the guilt. #RedOctoberChester Missing
This #RedOctober perpetuates that "Us Versus Them" ideology. Stop the regression! These racists need to sit down.Fowziah Davids
A satirical video has been circulating in response:
White Genocide in South Africa: THE TRUTHAnton Taylor
However netizens claim that crimes against white farmers, referred to as 'Boers', are allegedly on the
@DeemaAlpha 1) Farmers being murdered at alarming rate in SA, last week 4 farm attacks - media is quiet! We farm, when is it our turn?lydia van der merwe
Regarding #RedOctober I agree that we must combat all violent crime. But its a fact that white afrikaans farmers are targeted and murdered..Malcolm Harris
If u r a white farmer, your life is in danger. Malema sings his favorite song "Kill the Boer" which means kill the farmer. This case went to court n the courts decided its ok for him to sing it n incite violence.facebook.com
An Afrikaan woman reads out her plea:
White Genocide in South Africa 201211chooka
In this video posted on Red October's Facebook
, President Jacob Zuma is seen singing 'Kill the Boer' during a 2012 celebration by the African National Congress. This song or variations of it has been
as hate speech by South Africa's high court.
Jacob Zuma Shoot The Boereetherinnering
The Stream captured some of South Africa's online reaction in a previous