Danny K takes racism & white privilege fight to schools

The muso has started doing school tours with his bestie Kabelo

22 March 2019 - 06:00 By Kyle Zeeman
Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane visited schools this week to spread their message.
Danny K and Kabelo Mabalane visited schools this week to spread their message.
Image: Danny K Instagram

After setting the internet ablaze with his comments on racism and white privilege, musician Danny K has taken his message to schools.

Danny joined up with his best friend Kabelo Mabalane to give a talk at Bishops Baven in Germiston this week as part of anti-racism week.

The pair have gone across the country addressing social issues through their annual seminar 'Worlds Apart or Partners', which touches on the themes of white people and race.

Danny got tongues wagging earlier this month when he claimed that "not enough white people call out racism when it rears its ugly head."

"Yes, it may be uncomfortable and, yes, you may be the singular unpopular opinion, but stand firm and have courage. We can no longer be silent," he told followers on Twitter. 

He went on to claim that there was a "lack of empathy" among white people towards racism.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE after his comments went viral, Danny said that he had come to acknowledge his privileges as a white person and said he wanted to use his experiences to teach others.

"My acknowledgement of my privilege frames my outlook and brings empathy, gratitude and responsibility into my life. It’s the driving force behind all my social cohesion work –  SHOUT for A Safer South Africa, our library building project and my keynote Worlds Apart or Partners with Kabelo Mabalane, where we give people much needed tools to navigate around our racially charged society."

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