"Many black journalists are 'selling out'"Few dare to say so, but in their race to the top, many black journalists are 'selling out' and promoting prejudice against their own people, argues Sandile Memela...
How South Africa's black journalists are internalising racism
Not long ago I was at the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg, enjoying drinks with a few colleagues after finishing a four-day course on writing about race. I was standing at a table laden with peanuts, chips, soft-drinks and beer talking with a senior black journalist I have known for some years. This brother - let's call him 'Themba' - had risen in the ranks of a once whites-only newspaper and the future looked bright for him. I was in a provocative mood and was looking for his take on what determines success for black journalists in South Africa's still largely white-controlled media.
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