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Stormraaf
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008, 09:18 PM
“The exam papers (Joint Task for Assessment JTA) this week for grade 9 learners which deals with History and Geography, was nothing other than blatant political influencing. The History is offered one-sidedly through the eyes of black people”, Mr. Andrew Gerber, the FF Plus’ spokesperson on Education said. “Even geography questions are loaded with political bias by, for example, asking to calculate the distance which Steve Biko had to drive from his house to Grey hospital. The underlying objective of all the questions is to place all whites permanently in the bench of the accused and make them ashamed of their past”, according to Mr. Gerber.

A large number of learners from different schools had contacted the FF Plus about this and expressed their frustration with the one-sided ANC propaganda. In the Matric learning program, there is for instance only six sentences which refer to the Anglo-Boer War and to the Afrikaner history. From the reaction of the learners it is quite clear that the Department of Education is achieving exactly the opposite and that this manner of operation is polarizing learners from each other. The Afrikaner youth especially is rebelling against what they see as a twisting of and one-sided view of our history.

Before 1994, good things were also done for black people. In a period of 40 years, for example, 7 universities for black students, brown students and Indian students were established. Those Universities are still functioning today.

Prof. Mamphela-Ramphela, partner of Steve Biko for many years, recently said that the education which was offered to black people before 1994 had in many ways been better than the OBE education which is being offered by an ANC government. Matric certificates which were obtained prior to 1994, was worth more (also internationally) as to what black and white people’s certificates are worth today.

It is time that the ANC take note what the trend is in the world out there. Real democracy means more rights for minority groups. Real democracy means that one group does not try to dominate other groups. In India cultural and religious groups have the right to own schools at the expense of state funding. In Belgium, 80 000 German speaking people have the right to an own Education Department and Education minister. Why can more than one million Afrikaners not get the same in South Africa? They are entitled to it – just as the Tswana’s, Zulus and other peoples are entitled to it if they should opt for it.

One Education Department where one dominant cultural group wields the sceptre and force its views down on others, does not work.

Afrikaners are getting ready for the idea of an own Education Department just as it exists for many minority groups in other countries. History as it is at present being offered to Afrikaner children through ANC glasses is increasingly becoming more unacceptable.
Source (http://www.vryheidsfront.co.za/english/media.asp?id=3371)

Absolutely unacceptable - history is too important an aspect of one's identity.

Teuton
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008, 09:34 PM
Unacceptable indeed, but what can we do to prevent this brainwashing? Not only is it destroying Whites' Nationalism and taking them on a guilt trip, it's also making the Black youth become aggressive against us.

What a sad state to be in.:~(

Stormraaf
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008, 10:02 PM
Unacceptable indeed, but what can we do to prevent this brainwashing? Not only is it destroying Whites' Nationalism and taking them on a guilt trip, it's also making the Black youth become aggressive against us.
I tend to think the polarizing effect is good for Afrikaner Nationalism.

An own Education Department would be best, but the government is going to feel zero pressure to accommodate a 5% minority.

oryx
Thursday, December 4th, 2008, 07:46 PM
Before 1994, good things were also done for black people. In a period of 40 years, for example, 7 universities for black students, brown students and Indian students were established. Those Universities are still functioning today.

I can confirm this - my father was one of the architects for some of these universities. University of the North and the University of Qwa Qwa - the science department and labs at these universities! The black students also vandalized and burnt these at some stage.