Stamp out racism at our schools

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The white students sat a table in the middle of the room and the black children on a different table in the corner, reports TimesLive.

The school principal apparently told parents she was not aware of the situation.

The parent, who preferred to remain anonymous, painted a grim picture of what transpired after she dropped of her 6-year-old at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke.

"They created a group parents and teachers group chat on WhatsApp past year". It is outrageous that a classroom in 2019 can be racially segregated, which only serves to teach young children from day one to see each other as different and separate.

Since posting the image on her Facebook wall, it has gone viral and garnered global attention.

Sello Lehari, the provincial Education Minister, said after stopping by the school: "From the information I got from the meeting, it seems that there are a lot of cases here of racism".

The picture has been shared widely social media and many people have condemned the school - and teacher - for letting it happen in the first place.

She claimed the white children did not have the same experience. I have never been so livid, outraged, disappointed in all my life.

"As a result, blacks including coloured and Indian people have no option but to take their children to such racist private schools for better education", said Sigudu. The school is being contacted and this article will be updated once its response is obtained.

The image shocked the country and senior government officials in the province descended on Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke demanding answers.

The school is in the north west of South Africa and the regional education board has today launched an investigation.

"If you can not accept children as children, get out of the classroom". "Not a division based on race - but a division legitimately based on the language preference of the class." the school wrote in a statement.

Some white parents on Thursday took their children away from the school after protesters gathered outside.

These three examples show a trend more than coincidence.

The Citizen spoke to a woman at Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke on Wednesday, who confirmed she knew about the photo and asked that we email the school questions.

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