Social media reacted to a speech by the Jeppe Boys deputy principal, which addressed white privilege.
Taking to social media, Mark Keohane shared a tweet by Craig Ray, who posted the principal’s speech along with a message in honour of rugby player Sbu Nkosi.
“Sbu Nkosi is set to become the 5th @jeppeboys Springbok in June, after Wilf Rosenberg, Des Sinclair, James Dalton and Brent Moyle. That makes me proud. But attached is a letter from Jeppe's incredible headmaster @dalejackson that makes me even prouder. @Springboks #rugby”, Ray captioned his tweet.
According to Keohane, all white children should read the speech by the Jebbe Boys deputy principal, since its powerful message sheds light on the serious issue still crippling South Africa.
“My children were sent this letter by their mom. It should be compulsory to every white (read privileged) child in Sourh Africa - not to mention parent, grand parent & (if still alive) great grand parents”, Koehane wrote.
He gave the speech after a Freedom Day assembly, and Briefly.co.za learned it has since been circulated on social media thousands of times.
“Dear white pupils, you’re privileged. Do something about it”, he started off his speech. It is no wonder the transcript received so much attention, but some tweeps feel the message should be received by all races, not just white people.
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