Link: Tutu candidly talks about war, racism, genocide [The Desert Sun]

I thought this was an interesting interview and that Archbishop gave interesting answers to the questions posed.  I especially like his answer to the question as to whether Apartheid still exists in South Africa (the interview was conducted in Palm Springs, USA):

“You don't get rid of racism just by the stroke of a pen. You see it here — when did you have your Civil Rights law?”


“Yes. Is there still racism here?”


“Yes. You remove, I think, the legal support for racism, but racism itself is in the hearts of people. You can't legislate for or against. You can make it costly for someone to behave badly.

“In South Africa, because a lot of the attitudes were also buttressed by the way the country operates, even today the best parts of the country are largely in the hands of white people.”

Tutu has interesting views on Sudan, Gaza and terrorism too. Good interview!

About Mandy Southgate

Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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