I put a short video on my video page (all of which is experimental for now), in which I discussed how surface forms of equality may conceal injustices, and inequalities that are historical. Then today, I read the story about how Makhaya Ntini was treated when he was the first black cricket player to be selected to play for South Africa.
While the video I posted on my video page is a tiny bit academic, I have tried to explain one or two small things about Critical theory, and the need to peel back surface forms of equality to reveal injustices. The Ntini story, I think, captures this quite neatly. Below is a video clip I made referring to Ntini’s revelation about how excluded, unwelcome and alone he felt as a black person in an all white South African cricket team.
This video has to be viewed in the context of the one on my video page, Some Thoughts of Critical Thinking.