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South Africa atwitter over racism-twinged tweets by a pair of models
The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 7, 2012

Posted on 05/07/2012 7:46:57 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Two young models -- one white, the other black -- from a generation too young to have personal memories of apartheid, have exposed South Africa’s racist underbelly in recent days with a series of angry tweets.

The seemingly casual racist remarks by the models suggest that some members of South Africa’s “born free” generation, who entered the world after the end of apartheid, nonetheless may sport toxic attitudes.

On May 3, Jessica Leandra Dos Santos, a 20-year-old blond model who says her days “revolve around being kind,” sent a tweet that was anything but.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 05/07/2012 7:46:59 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

South African model Jessica Leandra dos Santos

2 posted on 05/07/2012 7:48:42 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

The shock over racial epithets will wear off. I think they will become more common soon. Violence is more offensive than name-calling, and as racial violence ramps up, I think the name-calling will be more open.


3 posted on 05/07/2012 7:50:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Lots of killing went on in that part of the world. I’d say it would be kinda dumb to expect zero hard feelings on either side afterwards.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 7:54:36 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: MinorityRepublican

My white South African friend, who is 19, has told me there is and will be no such thing as post-Apartheid South Africa. He said after Mandela dies, all bets are off and blacks are waiting for their “revenge.”


5 posted on 05/07/2012 7:55:09 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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"He said after Mandela dies, all bets are off and blacks are waiting for their “revenge.” "

I think we have some 'itching' for something here too.

Obama hasn't done anything to improve race relations .....

6 posted on 05/07/2012 7:59:27 PM PDT by blam
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To: ClearCase_guy

If the model was sexually harassed, why haven’t the police done something about it? Is it okay for a black man to harass a white woman and nothing happens, but if she says something nasty about it, she is cruxified.

I think South Africa should do something about their high crime rate, high unemployment, ANC corruption, and anti-white policies re the farms.

Nasty internet comments are the least of their problems.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 8:01:52 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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lets not mention the black on white rapes.

south africa is the rape leader in the world, not just statistically, in raw numbers. Almost 100% black men on white women, but hey black men on white men too.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 8:05:51 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Someone needs to console her now.....

9 posted on 05/07/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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she is a damned lib. like I said, the smart ones got out. 1978 for me and my family.


10 posted on 05/07/2012 8:09:02 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

OMG! A white person somewhere in the world said something derogatory about another race!

Quick, LA Times to the scene! Begin guilt-sequencing immediately!


11 posted on 05/07/2012 8:13:17 PM PDT by PGR88
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hot dog


12 posted on 05/07/2012 8:14:22 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I moved to ATL in 1977. I came to learn that there is a large SA Jewish emigre community from that same time frame, maybe even a few years earlier. They correctly saw the way things were heading that long ago.


13 posted on 05/07/2012 8:15:15 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Is anyone willing to educate me on what the dreaded “K-word” is? I’m not from around there.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 8:16:59 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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When we visited in 1980, there were still bad feelings over the way Afrikaans women & children were interred in camps by the British during the Boer War.

"http://www.south-africa-tours-and-travel.com/boer-war.html"

Old hurts take a long time to heal. When you have retaliation & retribution, the mess just compounds. Makes the Hatfields & McCoys look like a love fest.

15 posted on 05/07/2012 8:17:59 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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I guess the foreign branches of SA tourist ceased being useful in the 70s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hsfYmpDQqA


16 posted on 05/07/2012 8:22:26 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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The relentless world-wide search for evidence of racism. Does the LATIMES have nothing better to do? Does the Times know we have defacto 11 percent unemployment? Did its editors notice that a senior Russian General has publicly threatened to bomb our missile sites, despite Obama’s cringing promise to surrender them if he wins the election?
17 posted on 05/07/2012 8:25:23 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Probably “kaffir”. From the Arabic Qafir (”unbeliever”), it is (or was) a common slur in sub-Saharan Africa.


18 posted on 05/07/2012 8:26:02 PM PDT by M1903A1 ("We shed all that is good and virtuous for that which is shoddy and sleazy... and call it progress")
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To: abercrombie_guy_38
My white South African friend, who is 19, has told me there is and will be no such thing as post-Apartheid South Africa. He said after Mandela dies, all bets are off and blacks are waiting for their “revenge.”

If your friend's prediction proves true it wouldn't necessarily be a surprise.The recent history of Zimbabwe's been pretty well documented.

19 posted on 05/07/2012 8:27:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: a casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: MinorityRepublican

Don’t Drink and Tweet.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 8:28:22 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

8 million South African blacks, 13 million South African whites. Should be interesting. I wonder if the blacks ever heard of Rourkes Drift.


21 posted on 05/07/2012 8:44:41 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“Keifer’’ It’s a Dutch/white South African word that can be translated as the n-word.


22 posted on 05/07/2012 8:46:41 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Is that a spelling variant in the Sutherland region of Africa?


23 posted on 05/07/2012 8:57:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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LOL! I think I misspelled it but the meaning is spot on. A nasty word to use in that part of the world.
24 posted on 05/07/2012 9:16:23 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Total population is 50,000,000. 79.6% Black, 9.6% White, 8.9% mixed, 2.5% Asian. (CIA World Fact Book)

That works out to 40 million Blacks vs 4.5 million Whites.

I don't think it would be interesting at all.

25 posted on 05/07/2012 9:41:04 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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Guess my source was wrong. Can’t swear to the name but it stated South Africa’s population was 8 million blacks, 13 million whites. Probably was the NYT back in the ‘80s as I think of it. Thanks for the info.


26 posted on 05/07/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Kafir, it is an Arabic slur against the children of Ham, amongst other things.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 10:15:32 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: VanShuyten
4.5 million Whites

What's most surprising is that there's still that many Whites in South Africa nearly 20 years after the end of Apartheid.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 6:32:08 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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