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Meet Penny Sparrow’s ‘wonderful, thoughtful’ black friends

It’s fair to say that there’s been more than a little anger and vitriol on South African social media over the past couple of weeks. It comes as relief then to discover that the country’s citizens are capable of taking on that rage with honest-to-goodness humour.

Video has emerged of Penny Sparrow’s — she of the racist Facebook post comparing black people to monkeys — “wonderful, thoughtful” black friends.

Read more: #PennySparrow: Twitter isn’t buying estate agent’s half-baked apology

The video stars young, black urbanites “Xola” and “Khanyise” and explains why Sparrow’s posts were totally misunderstood. It also offers valuable insight on why the more black people a white person works with, the less racist they are, and why they’ve created the “friends of blacks” card.

For some reason they don’t seem particularly keen on talking to black journalists though.

Check it out.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More