The idea that I need to know what happened before the point at which this particular video surfaces before I can have an opinion is BS.— Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.
The reasons why tens of thousands of black South Africans, in particular, are, as The Star rightly says this morning, saluting Willemse as a hero, is not because we are race bating white people. You think we have got nothing better to do with our time than to race bate white people, absolutely not.— Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.
The above were sentiments shared by Eusebius McKaiser on the open line. He was reacting to an incident that happened on Saturday when former rugby player, Ashwin Willemse walked off the Supersport rugby set citing being undermined and patronised by his white counterparts Nick Mallet and Naas Botha.
The reason why him walking off set resonates with tens of thousands of us who took to Twitter to support him, is very simple because #IamAshwinWillemse.— Eusebius McKaiser, Show Host.
Callers also weighed in on what happened over the weekend and a caller, Lerato said what happened to Willemse hits so close to home.
Caller, Kamo said listening to Willemse's story was extremely triggering as it reminded him of his high school days.
In high school, I was one of the first black guys in the hockey team and I got into the hockey team by my own merit, I worked really hard. But before I joined the team, the hockey guys used to call black people the K-word. Once I joined the team to accommodate me, the started using the N-word instead of the K-word.— Kamo, caller
Caller Euory added that she thinks black people have pent-up anger and are also conflicted as to whether they should be speaking out.
Or whether we would be labelled as crazy when we speak out. I was studying the University of KwaZulu Natal and I was a postgraduate for four years there. And I would sit in that tea room and listen to people say I am not racist but that women got that job because she was black or the place is so busy, it's like an Indian market.— Eury, caller
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This article first appeared on 702 : Eusebius: 'Needing to know what happened before the Supersport video is BS'