Racism can present itself in many ways in our society, with people being called slurs and names. One popular way that people are racist towards Black South Africans is by calling them monkeys. In a recent video posted by a Indian man, he does something to a Black girl that implies she is a monkey. Here are all the details.
The racist video :
In a recent video posted to social media, which you can watch by clicking on the link below, A South African Indian man tries to flatter a girl. However it goes wrong.
In the video the man is holding a vase of roses and wants to present it to the girl. He holds it behind his back, however while he is doing that he's friend replaces the flowers with a Banana. As the girl walks out of a door he presents her with the Banana in the vase and she gets angry.
Unfortunately presenting a Black person with a Banana as a gift is racist as many racist people imply that Black people are monkeys.
Could it be staged :
While some could argue that this video is staged, as it does look very insincere, I believe that actually makes it worse.
If the video is staged than it means the man wrote a storyline where he presents the girl with the banana, fully knowing about the stereotype. Which just seems like a veiled racist insult to me.
While many people are becoming content creators in South Africa, I would like to warn you to properly check what your content is about. Do not do racist or biased acts as this is very hurtful to people.
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