We Demand An End To Structural Racism In Schools
RE: Department of Education / End to structural racism in RSA schools
The Department of Education previously launched an investigation after the Curro Foundation School in Roodeplaat justified the segregation on the basis of keeping children of the same language and culture together. The school's management has accepted the report and admitted to being pressured by some white parents to segregate black and white children.
However recently, a video has surfaced and gone viral on social networks of young school children going on a field trip being grouped according to race. This, seemingly, after a few months after similar accusations were made against the very same school. While verbal racism seems to be a thing of the past, structural racism thrives in certain areas and spheres where black and white people intersect to date.
It seems to us that the Afrikaans-English language stream bifurcation is a new euphemism that cloaks modern day racism. Twenty one years into post-apartheid South Africa we cannot be discussing racism and not punishing racists.
We move a motion for closure of Curro and other related schools and for harsh sanction of those who oversee racial discrimination in those institutions. We say it's time this racial incubation factory masquerading as a school was shut down forthwith and for a lesson to be sent throughout the country to similar institutions perpetuating such unacceptable practices.