Latest
 
  • All Share : 53390.67
    UP 0.18%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46608.95
    UP 0.14%
    Financial 15 : 15215.58
    DOWN -0.16%
    Industrial 25 : 71731.5
    DOWN -0.05%
    Resource 10 : 31221.14
    UP 1.31%

  • ZAR/USD : 14.3636
    UP 0.03%
    ZAR/GBP : 18.7563
    DOWN -0.39%
    ZAR/EUR : 15.807
    UP 0.19%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1374
    UP 1.70%
    ZAR/AUD : 10.7991
    UP 0.76%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1321
    UP 0.43%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1085
    UP 0.28%
    Silver US$/oz : 19.63
    UP 0.67%
    Palladium US$/oz : 683
    DOWN -0.15%
    Brent Crude : 44.5
    DOWN -0.34%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Tue Jul 26 10:27:33 CAT 2016

#Nobodyisbornracist - Gauteng mamas post pictures to prove it

Thulani Gqirana | 11 January, 2016 16:52

Image by: Galli Images/ IStock

Nobody is born racist.

This is what a group of mothers is trying to prove on Facebook, by posting pictures of their offspring playing with children of other races.

No one is born Racist.

Posted by Indy Sagu on Monday, 26 October 2015

The thread on Mamahood Gauteng was started by longtime member Esti Peens, following a spate of racist outbursts across the country since January 1.

Peens wanted to spread some good cheer during what she said had been a "depressing few days in South Africa". She put up the post following a trip to a park with her children.

She said she encouraged her children to make new friends, regardless of race. On that day, when her son hugged a girl at the park goodbye, she took a photo and decided put it on the group, in a bid to show racism was not something people were born with.

Since the first post on January 6, almost a 100 other parents had responded with pictures and comments showing their children playing with children of other races, with the hashtag #nobodyisbornracist.

Mamahood page administrator Lizanne Oved said although they did not allow topics like race or politics on the parenthood page, they had kept the post as it spread a positive message.

"We see so much on the news, but this is real life. These are real moms connecting with each other and the message was very clear, everyone wants to embrace respect, tolerance, and understanding."

Oved said the #nobodyisbornracist thread had been carried over to groups in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal, and Eastern Cape. The page had over 22 000 members in Gauteng and the groups combined had 65 000 members.

Source: News24

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.