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Can colonialism Be The Root Cause Of Anger For Blacks?

This is a speech that was done at an event that celebrated the Order of Ikhamanga that was given to Mathatha Tsedu who was the City Press editor.
Alienation and mental slavery have been the biggest tools used in the oppression of black people, Melvin Seeman, an American social psychologist outlined the ways in which social alienation, one of the features is: “Powerlessness: When individuals are socially alienated, they tend to believe that they do not have control over what happens in their lives. They feel they do not have the power to shape their life course.
South Africa was colonised by Europeans who went into the southern part in 1652, the speech was made to highlight how the effects of colonialism still have a big impact on today’s generation and that impact can be felt by the anger demonstrated by black people today.
But the speaker also highlighted that this can also be changed, that the solution is in all of us to free ourselves, he went on to quote lyrics to Bob Marley song Redemption:
“Old pirates, yes, they rob I; Sold I to the merchant ships…/Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our mind/ Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy, ‘Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time/ How long shall they kill our prophets, While we stand aside and look?”
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