A Bantu in my Bathroom. Debating race, sexuality and other uncomfortable South African topics; Author: Eusebius McKaiser; ISBN: embracing.”1 Eusebius McKaiser’s A Bantu in My Bathroom certainly falls into this in My Bathroom is replete with infectious threats that could do harm to the. 26 Sep As a commentator and political analyst, Eusebius McKaiser is well accustomed with this terrain, and in his new book A Bantu in My Bathroom.

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I thought she should have held her fellow black citizens to a higher intellectual standard — as she surely would a white group that objected to a similar image of one of their heroes.

A Bantu in my Bathroom

In his first book, A Bantu in My Bathroom, he confronts South Africa’s most thorniest and current subjects with the language and posture of a debater.

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A bantu in my bathroom they do not understand the connection between equality and justice. These kinds of interventions do not undermine the idea of equality. Similarly, anyone who truly understands the logic of affirmative action and who has taken that logic to heart should not be fazed by being teased for being an affirmative action candidate. Can blacks be racist?

Jobs were routinely reserved for race groups, with the best being reserved for whites. I originally bought Eusebius’ book as a result of a Twitter challenge I had put to him: It was fun book to read, engaging as well. Is there something wrong about being a coconut? The concern is that policies that differentiate between race groups reinforce differences between people. Not quite a simple read, but it’s interesting! His analytic articles and a bantu in my bathroom ha Eusebius McKaiser is a political and social analyst at the A bantu in my bathroom Centre for Ethics.


This is why it is short-sighted for a white parent to simply cite an example of their son losing out on a job application and think they have indicted the new South Africa as a racist, anti-white den.

I did find myself chuckling at parts and other parts were interesting but it was only in the last section that I appreciated McKaiser’s work. Universities can be rather sterile places, with emotion bathroon for the drama department.

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A bantu in my bathroom, surely, is an insult to black people, and reinforces the idea that they can only do well if they are treated as handicapped and given special assistance that would not be given to other competitors. A bantu in my bathroom challenge from the student can be crisply formulated: Corrie Strydom rated it it was amazing Feb 04, Some people claim a bantu in my bathroom if we want to achieve a non-racial South Africa, then we should not adopt affirmative action policies.

Jansen, rector of the University of the Free State, is a public intellectual well known for his ability to speak the truth — or his truth — powerfully, but plainly. But the discrimination against blind people is rational. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Those of us who write social commentary often receive the backlash on the issues we raise.


But it was clear he had a very strong counterview that was about to be shared. We do not have decisive empirical evidence about how the majority of black South Africans feel about the design of race-based policies aimed at restoring past imbalances. Just as the discrimination against blind people is rational, so discrimination against whites in the form of affirmative action is rational also because it is necessary in order to achieve a more economically and socially just South Africa.

The reason I am abthroom with being labelled an affirmative action candidate is because I understand the justice argument for why the policy exists. Now, you read mine a bantu in my bathroom get your revenge These are the realities McKaiser confronts and debates in this book.

A Bantu in my Bathroom

Sometimes I didn’t agree with the arguments, but they are well made given that he has no opposers as he pens the debate.

I cannot rehearse them all here. It’s an easy book to read, but I have been struggling to finish it.