The doccie that exposes racism at Stellenbosch University. Luister is a documentary about the lives of students of colour who attend Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
In a series of interviews, students recount instances of racial prejudice that they continue to experience in the town of Stellenbosch, and the enormous challenges that they face due to the use of Afrikaans as a language of teaching at the institution.
Luister is a film about Afrikaans as a language and a culture. It is a film about the continuing racism that exists within a divided society.
It’s about a group of students whose stories have been ignored. Luister is the Afrikaans word for Listen. In a statement, Stellenbosch University said there are certain misrepresentations in the video that should be pointed out.
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It’s sad to see that racial prejudice is still happening even today. When it comes to racism, the first thing to understand in this discussion is that there is only one race—the human race. Caucasians, Africans, Asians, Indians, Arabs, and Jews are not different races. Rather, they are different ethnicities of the human race. All human beings have the same physical characteristics (with minor variations, of course). More importantly, all human beings are equally created in the image and likeness of God.
Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us. If we treat a person with contempt, we are mistreating a person created in God’s image; we are hurting somebody whom God loves and for whom Jesus died.
Racism, in varying forms and to various degrees, has been a plague on humanity for thousands of years.
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