Are ‘Black excellence’ and ‘White excellence’ divisive terms?

Are ‘Black excellence’ and ‘White excellence’ divisive terms?

- A Twitter user argued that the terms "Black excellence" and "White excellence" are divisive

- He also argued that excellence shouldn't be pegged on skin colour

- His tweets sparked a debate among his followers

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A Twitter user has sparked debate after arguing that the terms "Black excellence" and "White excellence" are racially divisive.

Khulani Qoma also argued that the phrase "Black excellence" is insulting to Black people because it assumes that their default position is "not excellent."

He further explained that excellence has nothing to do with skin colour.

Some of Khulani's followers agreed with him. However, others pointed to years of past oppression as a basis for celebrating achievements among Black people.

Briefly.co.za compiles some reactions to his tweets below.

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"Every person is excellent."

Some agreed that excellence has no colour.

To some, "black excellence" is indeed a demeaning term.

One commenter said "Black excellence" is already a common occurrence, making the use of the term unnecessary.

However, others felt that Black people were often portrayed as "not excellent" in history. It is therefore necessary to celebrate "Black excellence."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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