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Desmond Tutu's View on Racism

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Desmond Tutu's View on Racism "We live in a country that has many casualties and disasters. Some of these are naturally caused, but many are caused by man in his inhumanity to his fellow man.You have to have the sensitivity of love not to hurt people's pride. Don't be a do-gooder. Sometimes all that is necessary is to visit a banned or detained person and show that you do not fear contamination and that you don't fear the system. . ." NOTE: The above collected statement is taken from a speech Desmond Tutu gave in December 1981 to a group of women. This speech can be found in its entirety in Hope and Suffering compiled by Mothobi Mutloatse and edited by John Webster, William B. ...read more.


I would not know how to be a human being at all except I learned this from other human beings. We are made for a delicate network of relationships, of interdependence. We are meant to complement each other. All kinds of things go horribly wrong when we break that fundamental law of our being. Not even the most powerful nation can be completely self-sufficient. "The university is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and imbued with a passion to follow the evidence wherever it might lead. Sadly, far too many of the institutions claiming to be universities in South Africa actually base themselves on a lie, which, if not consciously espoused, is acquiesced to by what those institutions do. The lie is that people should be separated because of fundamentally irreconcilable ethnic differences. ...read more.


freedom to be fully human, within a humanity measured by nothing less than the humanity of Jesus Christ Himself, then we are on the road inexorably to self-destruction, we are not far from global suicide-and yet it could be so difference." NOTE: The above collected statements were excerpted from The Words of Desmond Tutu , selected and introduced by Naomi Tutu, Newmarket Press, New York, 1989. "Africans believe in something that is difficult to render in English. We call is ubuntu, botho. It means the essence of being human.You know when it is there and when it is absent, it speaks about humanness, gentleness, hospitality, putting yourself out on behalf of others, being vulnerable. It embraces compassion and roughness. It recognizes that my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together." -Desmond Tutu ?? ?? ?? ?? Gareth Holvey 10P 04/05/2007 ...read more.

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