Existentialism And African Philosophy Of Racism At Schools
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It is intolerance, segregation, bias, prejudiced, it is racism. Racism according to Cambridge dictionary is the “belief that people’s qualities are influenced by their race and that the people of other races are not as good as the people of your own or resulting unfair treatment of people of other races”. Furthermore, racism lives in school, it hurts both individuals, learning and teaching atmosphere. It generates tensions that misrepresent cultural understanding and narrow the educational experiences of all students. Therefore in this essay there will be a discussion about racism specifically focusing in racism at schools and also a discussion about the perspectives of two philosophical perspectives, existentialism and African philosophy concerning racism (school racism). Existentialism emphasises individual existence, freedom and choices and African philosophy is a philosophy produced by African people, philosophy that presents African worldviews or philosophy that uses distinct African philosophical methods.
Since racism in schools is so subtle, it is perpetuated almost unknowingly. This subtlety means many kids believe that because apartheid is over and school are generally diverse, therefore racism no longer exists-that somehow we are living in a post-racial society (Zulu, 2017). However that is not true, there are some schools there that still promote/practise racism. Yes those schools do accept the learners which we refer to as “black learners” but they