What do the people of South Africa have to say about PARC ?


From the co-ordinator:


PARC has been gaining momentum by the day since the campaign was started in October 2010. It is with great pleasure that we can proclaim to the public of South Africa that the majority of people to whom we spoke about the project, liked it and felt it was something they could associate themselves with.


During the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn the PARC team went to the streets to hand out our pamphlets and spoke to the people about our mission. We received overwhelmingly positive responses.



Public responses at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn (2-9 April 2011):


(1)    We love your T-shirt and we agree with it. We are family! We are all
          South Africans.”

     - most responses.


(2)   " Thank you! that someone has started with this. It’s about time! We have been
          talking about this for so long now.”
           - from Mossel Bay.


(3)  “ We can’t live in the past forever! We need to move on! We support you
          - from Hermanus.


(4)   “ I agree. I am not white and do not want to be referred to as white. I am a
           South African.” 
           - many white Afrikaners felt this way.


(5)   “ There are NO  white Christians, or black Christians or coloured Christians.
           There are only Christians and we   are all ONE. We pray for you brothers,
           keep up the good work! ” 
            -  a pastor.


(6)   “ We want a T-shirt and a car sticker like that.” 
           -  a group of young people.


(7)   “ If people could just change their hearts and minds, we could be a happy and
           peaceful nation.” 
           - from East London.


(8)   “ One should get a job based on one’s abilities and qualifications, not
           because of the colour of one’s skin. Today we have  reverse discrimination.”

           - most responses.


(9)   “ Coloured people are regarded as “white” today, because they are just like
            white people.” 
             - an African person.


(10)   My kid received a bursary for studies at university. When we arrived at the
            registrar’s office, her bursary was cancelled back because she looked white.
            They initially thought she was a black person (because of her name).”           

            - unhappy parent.                  


(11)   “ My 6 year old child was invited to a party by his “black” friend. He returned
             home with a look of amazement and asked us, “Mommy, did you know that
             Sipho’s parents are black …?” In his eyes Sipho was not black, only his
             parents where. Kids don’t see colour.”
             - happy parents.


(12)   “ We are currently experiencing this problem of what we should have our kid
            tick on that school enrolment form.”

            -  mix-race couple.