- A mother has taken to social media to share a heartwarming story
- Her son refused to be called a 'white boy'
- Many social media users were inspired by his unifying attitude
A woman took to social media to share a story about her son which left Mzansi inspired. The young boy declared that he was not white, after his friends teased him about being a 'white boy'.
The mother said that her son had been playing soccer in the street with other kids. A short while later, he stormed into the house looking for white paper. He looked upset, according to the mother. He then stormed out of the house with the white paper and she could see him waving it angrily.
"All I could make out was something like "...THIS is white... I'm not white!" holding the paper against his arm."
The boys responded in laughter and continued with their game. When she later asked him about the incident, he responded that the other kids called him a white boy. He declined the label and said he was Markus, instead. And he took the white paper to prove the point that he was not white.
"I thought to myself... you, my son, are indeed not white. You are just as you are - perfectly South African."
Many social media users were impressed by the young man. Twitter user Helen G. Naidoo said:
"Yes, he's right, a lesson for us to take note of how we treat our brothers and sisters not because of skin colour but as one... proud of this boy."
Kopano Motsatse said:
"My 8yrs children once say the same thing, they said this thing of calling people black and whites needs to be reviewed because our skin is not black it's brown, and they brought milk and say the colour of the milk is white and they said at school they were taught about different colours but we elders don't master how to differentiate colours."
Mathaba DK Maphutha said:
"He's white. Not because the colour of his skin but to distinguish his race. It's not a bad thing. I'm black. That's my race and I'm proud of it. My complexion is far from the colour black. I don't even know the exact colour of my skin. Maybe light brown... Or close."
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