- Kegan Skye Nash delivered an inspirational message to people in South Africa via a video
- However, Nash who is a white guy, delivered the message in perfect Xhosa
- He wanted people to stop judging each other based on skin colour, adding “not one of us has any real family tree that tells us exactly what race we are”
Kegan Skye Nash has taken to social media to send South Africans an important message regarding people's skin colour.
Nash uploaded a video on social media, where he is heard delivering South Africans an important message in perfect Xhosa.
According to SA people, the Xhosa-speaking white man attended a 'black' school, where he picked up the language skills.
Briefly.co.za gathered his girlfriend Neo Saraiva said his mother was a teacher at the black school and as a single parent living in Port St John's, she could not afford sending him to another school.
Nash said South Africans were too comfortable using the "race card" to get away with certain things.
He pointed out he had white skin but he grew up with Mpondo as his culture and Xhosa as his language.
But, the 32-year-old said despite all this, he gets threatened along with all other whites just because he shared their skin colour.
"We all have the same blood. We cannot judge by colour. I hope we can stand together and stop making excuses for our terrible actions.”, he added.
Take a look at Nash's video, which is followed by a rough English transcript of what he said in Xhosa:
“Ok my friends, what is it with our fighting between black and white? Politics. Because when I wake up and look in the mirror I am a white guy, but in my heart I am a Mpondo and I think in Xhosa."
“When I am in the mall shopping for my shoes, I am a white guy… until I open my mouth and start talking my stories… then people no longer think I’m white."
“I am asking you… am I Mpondo or a Xhosa or white or just South African?"
“But you would still kill me… I grew up in a black culture that remains in my heart, so if you are going to kill that cabbage farmer you are killing us all."
“So even if am better at your language than you are, I am still judged by colour not culture."
“And here I sit as a ‘white guy/scum of the sea – MLUNGU ‘ as they would say, and I am hurting in my heart but holding on with strength, pleading and saying: NO! Enough is Enough! Forgive and forget. We are all the same humans that bleed the same colour blood."
“So how can you want to kill me? Yet you forget who we are as humans. I am Mpondo. My blood is red. I am a white man, my blood is red and my language is Xhosa… yet it is so confusing to kill somebody because of race. Yet here I am a Xhosa white Mpondo pleading: who are you really killing?!”
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