Good gesture by Oprah over job

WHAT an extraordinary gesture by Oprah Winfrey not to make an affirmative action appointment at her school.

WHAT an extraordinary gesture by Oprah Winfrey not to make an affirmative action appointment at her school.

Clearly she has opted to do the right thing to appoint her school head on qualification, intelligence, competence and ability.

Oprah , pictured, must be commended for taking such a bold step and ignoring the unfair employment policies that have been thrust on the white minority by the ruling party.

Jacob Zuma and his colleagues can try to explain that affirmative action is necessary but the reality is that the system is iniquitous, shunning a grouping of people who should be embraced and not excluded.

After all, the original ANC manifesto unequivocally called for a democratic country, where one group would never dominate another.

It seems that this has been forgotten by those who cannot forget the past, and get on with our so-called united rainbow nation.

Apartheid was iniquitous, but continues to be perpetuated in reverse by those who should know better.

Perhaps Oprah is the catalyst to show how things should be done.

Peter Bachtis, Benoni

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