Sharpeville was horrific. Let’s not shroud it in euphemism
Marking the Sharpeville Massacre under the banner of “Human Rights Day” is a compromise, offering both a euphemistic nod to past horrors and an affirmation that such horrors should not be repeated.
The trouble with euphemisms and general affirmations, however, is that they make us forget the bloody specifics of their origins.
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