Reactions as South African school separates black kids from their white colleagues in the same classroom (photo)

Reactions as South African school separates black kids from their white colleagues in the same classroom (photo)

A very long time ago, people with black skin were treated unfairly and less than human. During that period blacks faced a lot of hardship and persecution as they were even denied basic things in the society.

Some human rights activists such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to name a few, fought for the freedom of black people and the result of their efforts can be seen today.

However, it is obvious that racism has not been totally eradicated going by some interesting occurrences that have been publicised on social media.

Recently, a photo making the rounds has left several black people upset. The controversial picture was apparently taken in a South African school called Schweizer-Reneke Laerskool.

It showed several happy looking white kids sitting on a table in the middle of the class while their black colleagues looked left out of the fun moment as they were seated on a different table located by the classroom door. See the photo below:

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A number of people found this distasteful and they took to social media to share their opinions. See some interesting reactions below:

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However in a new development, the teacher responsible for taking the photo has reportedly been suspended.

According to TimesLIVE, the announcement was made by the North West department of education. This came shortly after a demonstration was carried out in front of the school by community and political groups.

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In other news, previously reported that according to a survey done by the United Nations, more than 13 million Nigerian children are out of school.

VOA reports that the children are in Nigeria's northern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa where Boko Haram insurgency has paralysed academic activities.

Expressing her worries about the future of her kids, one of the mothers, Favour Shikaan, said lack of financial capability forced her children out of school.

She said: "They are four in number and... two are going to school. The other one is small actually, but even though she's small, she has grown to the stage whereby she can go to school if not the the two that are going to transport from here to Apo resettlement everyday is not easy because there's no money due to our economy today."

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