So two white English folk decided to travel to South Africa to have their wedding on a lovely farm, surrounded by all their closest friends and family. Sounds nice, right?
Except for the part where the wedding is “Colonial Africa” themed, the serving staff is all black, and the guest are all white. There was also a lovely photo shoot where guests could pose with toy guns, and giant Union Jacks.
Ah Racism, the most romantic theme of all! …
Would it have been less racist if they searched out white people to wait on them and kept their money from the black wait staff? Or perhaps kept their valuable euros out of the Mpumalanga province’s economy altogether? From what I can tell, everyone was compensated and no one was forced to do anything.
And that’s the key: I’m more concerned about actual racist actions that directly hurt minorities - like the war on drugs, minimum wage, and violent foreign policy. Divining potential racist undertones and thoughts - no matter how ostensibly overt - out of some random couple’s happiest day helps no one.
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