The deputy principal of the Jeppe Boys High School in Johannesburg delivered a speech to the pupils last week in which he addressed the issue of “white privilege.”
Amongst other things, mr Kevin Leathem said:
“Imagine playing a video game where the save function was disabled and you were unable to accumulate experience points. That’s what it was like being black during apartheid. No matter how hard you worked, or how much money you earned, you couldn’t own land, businesses, or homes. You couldn’t buy your kids a safer suburb to grow up in or buy them a better education. Every generation started back at zero. Being white was like being the only one with a save function.