Run Racist Run

By Megan Thomas

This was on my bookshelf for ages. I was avoiding it for fear of the intellectual discourse being too much – turns out there was no reason to worry, the intellectual discourse is there, but it’s accessible and easy to read. 

Eusebius McKaiser is a Rhodes and Oxford University alumni whose writing keeps people thinking, regardless of whether they completely agree with what he is saying. He reminds us of the importance of listening instead of waiting for your turn to speak. He asks the tough questions, offers us his answers to them, and begins the necessary process of dismantling structures, motivations and attitudes that lie at the heart of a racist. 

Can we assume racist motives until proven otherwise? Must racism receipts be provided before we believe a victim of it? Is there a place for emotion in dialogue? 

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