Thursday, May 11, 2017

Free To Leave?

Under apartheid, non-White South Africans carried an internal passport disparagingly called the dompas, or "dumb pass". This is a photo I took recently of a page in a dompas. It prevented migration within South Africa. OBSERVATION: But something that occurred to me recently is how I move freely today between prosperous areas and areas where children starve. It seems surreal. Are the one-quarter-plus pre-schoolers who suffer malnutrition in South Africa free to leave? Who else is not free to leave? There is no excuse for what I see.

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