06 May '11, 9pm

Activists Say Brutal Murder of South African Lesbian a Hate Crime:

Activists Say Brutal Murder of South African Lesbian a Hate Crime:

As an African born person who lived in Africa most of my life I try to be patient when I see Western commentators here in the UK and in the USA trying to make sense of tragedies like this on the other side of the world by applying liberal Western yard-sticks. “Hate crime” – I can assure you that the average South African township dweller would not know what the hell you are talking about. That township dweller might tell you that last week her elderly mother missed the last bus home and was waylaid by a bunch of 14 year old boys who gang-raped her. She might tell you (with a grin) about the incident 2 weeks ago when a Malawian wandered into a Xhosa area and was “necklaced” by a mob of locals. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa “standing out” in any way by race, language, religion, age, dress, albino and yes – sexual orientation could get you killed, raped or beaten up; or...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-rights/blog/activists-s...

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