- Ian Willow
- South Africa
Is it still meaningful to refer to people or groups by race, or should we be reverting to cultural references instead?
Particularly in South Africa, but everywhere around the world, references are made to race when describing people. It is often used to portray a particular world view instead of provide a physical description. I am constantly meeting people of one race who have become so acclimatised to the traditional world view of another race that the description no longer applies to them. I can see no use for this practice other than that of deliberately escalating racial tension. Can you show me where I'm going wrong?