It is shocking to learn that there are still black Namibians who actually believe that white people are “born with functioning brains” in comparison to black people, that whites are our saviours and we cannot as Afrikans stand on our own without guidance from white people.
According to this pitiful fellow, we as Afrikans must thank the whiteman for the development he brought to us. This subservient black man continues to say that other Afrikan countries where there are no white people are in a state of “decay” even if they got their independence decades ago.
It is further said we in Namibia are lucky to have the “born-with-functioning-brains whites” here, apparently making us look like a European country in the middle of Afrika.
Men have to do a little better. A few of us, not a lot. But enough of us have to do a lot better. We have to stop being so shocked when women tell us they have been harassed or assaulted. It is happening all the time, all around us, and we have to stop pretending like it is not. If we choose to do nothing about it, and if we hide behind nonsensical movements like #NotAllMen. Then we have to accept that we are a part of the problem.