Danny K addresses racism and white privilege debacle in schools

Danny K addresses racism and white privilege debacle in schools

Musician Danny K has been doing school tours with his friend Kabelo to address the racism and 'white privilege' issues that have been spiralling out of control in schools.

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According to TshisaLive, since Danny K set the internet ablaze with his comments on racism and white privilege, he has now taken his message to schools.

He teamed up with his best friend, Kabelo Mabalane, to give a talk at the Bishops Baven in Germiston earlier this week as part of anti-racism week.

The duo have travelled across the country to address issues through their annual seminar, Worlds Apart or Partners, which centres onthemes such as white people and racism. Danny K shared a pic from their visit with the school on Instagram, take a look below:

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Danny K got a huge response on Twitter a few weeks ago after he claimed that not enough white people call out racism when it rears it's ugly head.

He told his followers that:

"Yes it may be uncomfortable, and yes you may be the singular unpopular opinion, but stand firm and have courage. We can no longer be silent."

He also claimed that there was a lack of empathy among white people towards racism.

Danny told TshisaLive after his comments went viral that he had come to acknowledge his privileges as a white person and wanted to use his experiences to help others.

He said he uses his social cohesion work (SHOUT for a Safer South Africa), their library building project and his keynote campaign, Worlds Apart or Partners with Kabelo Mabalane, to give people much-needed tools to navigate around a racially changed society.

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Over a week ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Danny K was bowled over at the response to his white privilege tweet.

Danny K was overwhelmed by the responses to his tweet about white people acknowledging their privilege. The singer ended up in a war of words with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and several others on social media.

Danny K did not think his comments were controversial in any way, but many social media users begged to differ.

Briefly.co.za reported that Helen Zille commented on his post by first slamming his spelling before sharing her thoughts.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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