Thursday, May 13, 2010


The other day at the mall, I went to draw money from the ATM. As I approached, a black woman came up to me and asked me to help her draw money. This was the first time she had a ever used the ATM. When she was finished, she looked at me and said, "Thank you." Then she added that she had been waiting for a white person to help her. She said that she didn't trust black people; that they would cheat her.
This made me very sad. A person can't trust someone from their own culture. It is a stereotype, because I know many people from several cultures in South Africa that are wonderful and honest. But, crime is very bad here and that makes it hard to trust anyone. Shame.
South Africa is a beautiful country with lovely people.