THEY JUST STOOD THERE WITH NO CLOTHES ON

It’s okay to show photographs of black men in their underwear with the implication that they are criminal. That they live in a single sex men’s hostel built under Apartheid for black migrant workers, has a much to do with it. No identification or context necessary in the caption.

We normally associate this with journalists and publications from Europe and North America, but this time–surprise–it is a South African newspaper.

Picture series in “The Star”.

[Thanks to Herman Wasserman to pointing me towards it]

Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.