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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Sandra Laing Story and the movie SKIN


Sandra Laing
Sandra Laing - Picture sourced from: www.littlewhitelies.co.uk

Not many people are familiar with the story about Sandra Laing, but a new movie released in South Africa on 22 January 2010, promises to entertain and refresh the minds of 1000’s of South Africans.


In brief, the movie SKIN is based on the ‘true’ story of a coloured child called, Sandra Laing, who was born in the 1950s to white parents. At the age of ten, Sandra is rejected by her white society. The film follows Sandra’s thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world - and triumphs against all odds.

The movie highlights the worldview’s irrationality of racism. Although the heart wrenching identity-crisis is portrayed in good taste and with sympathy, the powerful emotions involved in this movie play cunningly on the audience’s feelings, and acts as a stark warning that South Africans and the so-called ‘civilized’ world must never allow that cruel, heartless, racist system called “Apartheid” to raise its draconian head ever again, and neither should anyone dare speak good of it either!

This article will attempt to reveal some untruths depicted in views-and-reviews of the Sandra Laing story, as well as draw attention to certain esoteric aspects of the movie.

The first thing I noticed in the various reviews and comments concerning this film, is that in the opening paragraph Sandra Laing is usually depicted as a BLACK woman born to WHITE AFRIKANER parents in South Africa during the APARTHEID era. Many remarks also mention that her parents were unaware of their BLACK ANCESTRY.

Although I realize that these delicate untruths were probably made in ignorance, it can have serious implications.

FIRSTLY, Sandra was not Black, she was born a “Coloured”. There’s a big difference between the two. SECONDLY, her parents were not Afrikaners in the true sense of the word. Laing is not even an Afrikaans surname. It is a Scottish surname of Anglo-Saxon origin. Sannie Laing, her mother, was an Afrikaner, but her father was not! The fact that he spoke Afrikaans does not make him an Afrikaner either!

The issue concerning the Black Ancestry of the Laing couple is shrouded in falsehood.

DNA tests did not exist back in the 1960’s. Sandra’s father underwent a blood typing test (the only thing available in the 1960s), and blood typing tests prove next to nothing! Using the ABO and Rh blood systems for determination of paternity is not conclusive and absolute, it is only predictive at best. The limitations of the ABO system are clear: There are only four different blood types under this system, and two of these (A and O) are carried by a huge majority of the population. This clearly means that in many cases, even if the blood type of the father matches correctly, it does not provide any kind of proof that he is the father. Source: www.paternityangel.com

Today no one would ever consider blood typing as reliable evidence for paternity. Source: Wikipedia

I am thus astounded to see that so many online publishers blatantly state without confirming the true facts that, “DNA tests proved that Abraham Laing (the white father) was the biological father of Sandra Laing.”

Without the validity of scientific DNA tests, one will never know if Abraham Laing was Sandra’s true biological father, or not. With the full knowledge that paternity was not scientifically and conclusively established, the bright sparks on this planet decided to draw their own conclusions and labelled the Sandra Laing case, “A text book case of genetic throwback”.

They repeated this unsubstantiated lie so often that eventually the Sandra Laing case was universally considered as one of the most striking examples of recessive alleles finally having recombined after several generations, and once again forming an individual reflective of racial mixing which occurred several generations previously. I did not make this up, I promise --- I found it here.

All things considered, there remains two other logical possibilities regarding the paternity issue in this case, and these are:

Firstly, the ‘unlikely’ possibility that the ‘conservative’ Sannie Laing had willing sex with a Blackman, and ---- secondly, the probable likelihood that she was RAPED by a Blackman. I’ll leave the reader to ponder how the second (most likely) possibility changes the whole Sandra Laing scenario completely. Who is really to blame for the heart wrenching identity-crisis that Sandra went through? Bear this in mind while watching the movie!

The esoteric aspects of the movie:

There is no doubt in my mind that this movie (like many other entertaining tear-jerkers) has an underlying malicious purpose. The producer Anthony Fabian struggled for some time to market this movie in South Africa, but then suddenly our national TV, newspapers, and magazines, started an intensive and costly marketing campaign. This tells me that our Marxist government has an important message for the citizens of South Africa, ---- and the message is twofold:

1.... To remind South Africans and the so-called ‘civilized’ world that we can never ever go back to that cruel, heartless, racist system called “Apartheid”. --- No, we should rather plod on blindly, and mix with whom we please. We must tolerate the violent and senseless shedding of blood. We must tolerate the illegal drugs that are killing our kids. We must accept the fact that killing 900,000 babies (Since 01 Feb 1997) by legalized abortion, is a ‘normal’ practice in our ‘civilized’ society. We must accept that unemployment, poverty, starvation, and government incompetence to deal with these issues, will remain with us until Jesus comes! We MUST move forward and never back, ‘cause if we look back long enough we may just wake up and realize that we’re moving in the wrong direction!

2.... To ridicule the Afrikaner Christian Heritage.
The Film and Media Industries have already done an excellent job to accomplish this in numerous films, documentaries, and articles. The ultimate message that satan and his cronies are hammering into our heads, is that the Whiteman (and by implication the bearers of the Christian Cross) are in fact the scum of this earth. The message thus promotes hatred, more racial conflict, and also murder. The supreme goal is to further satan’s cause by abolishing God and His people from the system. (Take note: I deliberately avoid spelling the name satan with a capital “S”)

In Sandra Laing’s case a documentary was filmed in the 1970s. Before that time there were numerous newspaper and magazine articles about this incident. In 2004 Judith Stone’s book, When She Was White, made its appearance. Now there’s a forcefully promoted block-buster movie showing on our big screens, and we’re already in the year 2010! How many more times are we going to be reminded about the idiocy of the Whiteman’s past?




A final word before readers think I've gone nuts!


I wholeheartedly agree that it would be madness to go back to the political policies of the 1960’s. It would not only put us back 50-odd years, but it will also cause certain members of the UN synagogue to experience mild heart attacks, while they decide how many troops should be deployed in the country.

All jokes aside…

We tend to forget that back in the 1960s the mentality of the old Afrikaner fogies, who we’re trying hard to play God, also progressed over the years. So much so, that by the 1980s petty apartheid was abandoned completely, and about 50 percent of South Africa’s arable land was reserved for the separate development of the country’s various and diverse cultural groups. Isn’t it strange that it was in the year 1980 that international opinion turned decisively against the Apartheid Regime? Source: Wikipedia --- Makes you think, doesn’t it?


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66 comments :

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

"How long will the white man be called to account for his past?"

Well, the past lasted more than 100 years and destroyed many identities in between. I think you have very little to show for even acknowledging that what you did under aparthied was wrong. How many of these forums and blogs jump up and say --- it was better under aparthied? It must be just great when you can benefit from a system and then be so coy about what took place or what it cost others. You did not pay any price under aparthied, others did. That infrastrucutre that one must hear about so often which the whites built, who paid the price for it - the whites?

You think it is there to ridicule your heritage? Be glad you have one. As for you talking about the difference between aparthied and what SA experiences now - you still don't see it do you? Aparthied was WRONG! What South Africa has today is crime, not state sanctioned crime.

This is what pisses me off about the whites in South Africa. The inability for the bloody retards to see how the identity of coloureds had been destroyed. Maybe, just maybe you will understand it when yours is destroyed. Then we can turn around and be coy about it too by saying that it was for the benefit of the country.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Anonymous

Hmmm. let me guess --- You are definitely not living in South Africa at present, are you? Neither did you experience the multifaceted complex era called “Apartheid”. Your comments also show that your mind has been deeply influenced by toxic ‘worldview’ misinformation about this country’s past.

I have experienced 34 years of the Apartheid era, and believe me if I tell you that my life wasn’t always so kosher during that time. Do yourself a favour and read Anthea Jeffery’s book - “People's War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa”. It may just open your eyes! Scroll down in the left column to find the link on this blog.

You mention the infrastructure that you hear about so often which the whites built, and asked who paid the price for that?

Allow me to briefly clarify this…
Building an infrastructure like the one you see here on the Southern tip of Africa took years of planning, and much blood, sweat-and-tears to build, but it provided work opportunities for EVERYONE. Similar infrastructures were built in the so-called Black homelands --- but due to the onslaught of the Marxist-Communists, and their relentless intimidation of the Black folk, these infrastructures were burnt down! During the last 10-15 years of the Apartheid era the infrastructures in the homelands as well as in the so-called predominant white areas were utilized by ALL races, and not just Whites!

The entire nation was involved in building the infrastructure. Work was allocated according to the talent you possessed. Blacks and Coloured folk were utilized for the more laborious tasks – the brick-layers, carpenters, painters, etc… according to every individual’s talent. Who gave these people their talents - BTW? Where are these people today --- after 15 years of freedom? They’re begging for food and work on the streets, and their children have become beggars, thieves, prostitutes, and drug-addicts. And you talk about a system that was WRONG – a system that oppressed people! I’m sorry, but you don’t know what you’re talking about! Do not believe everything you see and read in the mass media my friend.

I agree with you that there are many Blog sites and Forums out there making outrageous statements, --- causing more damage than good! Some are deliberately stirring the pot to inflame racial hatred, while others are doing this to attract attention and generate debate on the subject.

In this blog I am trying to express balanced views which I’ve composed in a variety of articles, with the hope of attracting a wider intellectual audience. I do not need extremists, whether from the left or the right, pouncing on me and calling me names. I sympathize with anyone whose rights have been transgressed in one way or another, -- for example Sandra Laing, but I despise people who capitalize (make money) from their sufferings, while they simultaneously keep the pot of hatred simmering in this country. I hope you understand my reasoning!

Willem Grobler said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I know nothing about Sandra Lang and her history. However, is it not possible to obtain her DNA and that of her parents and settle the matter once and for all?

To Anonymous: Make like sheep and flock off! If you think the people in South Africa are better off because they can make a cross on a piece of paper once every five years you are sadly mistaken. Try sending your kid to a school in a township - the one with a 100% fail rate in matric last year. Even better - take your sick wife to one of the "clinics" provided by the "democratic" government...

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi Willem,

Unfortunately both her parents are deceased, so the matter of paternity will remain a mystery forever. Sannie Laing passed away in an old-age home in Pretoria sometime in 2001, after experiencing several strokes. She was also very frail and confused. The father passed away a year or two before Sannie died. DNA-tests are still possible despite the fact that both parents are dead, but I doubt this will ever happen because the incident is not related to any criminal act or matter of state security.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

You have a point of view- you have to accept that some people will not agree with you. You sound like you had it better under apartheid and yearn for those days when everyone was in "their place"; I am sure many black South Africans would not agree. You South Africans, black and white, need to sort out your current security and other problems without pining for a repressive past with the nostalgia that many oppressive minorities have when the majority they had little regard for comes into political power. Why makes you suppose that Sannie Laing could not have had a hidden affair with a black servant? Sandra was not the only coloured looking child in the family, it is just that her African features were more pronounced- what makes you treat the genetic theories proposed by other with such derision? Please think of solutions to SA's current challenges, some of which have links to apartheid this many years later. Gloating over the breakdown of certain things in the hands of the blacks won't help you. That's your home now, don't glorify the evil that was apartheid

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for popping in and for leaving a comment on this post.

I think the world would be a rather boring place if we (especially bloggers and surfers) all agreed with one another all the time.

The fact remains however, that paternity in the Sandra Laing case was never proven conclusively, but yet there are people out there who believe it was. This was the main aim of my posting, and also to point out why I believe that screening the movie “SKIN” in South Africa has come to early. There are far too many black-on-white hate crimes going on at present. We DO NOT need more propaganda to fuel the flames!

Sannie Laing was a very conservative Afrikaans Christian, who lived in a small conservative town. It was in the 1960’s when black people basically had zero status in the community. The chances that Sannie Laing has a secret affair with a black servant is not entirely impossible but highly unlikely under those circumstances. On a balance of probabilities, the chances of rape is thus far more likely. There are also many valid reasons why Sannie would have kept the incident a secret -- (i.e – presuming it did happen). To mention a few: The incident would have possibly ruined her marriage, and also created quite a stir in her church and in the small community. Rape was (and still is) considered a very serious crime. The onus would have been on Sannie to prove the offence. It is obvious that she never reported it to nobody, so she could never have relied on the so-called ‘hue and cry’ rule as an exception to hearsay.

It’s very easy for people to label apartheid as evil, especially if that is the global mainstream view on the matter. However, I do wish that people would think logically when they make remarks such as, “don't glorify the evil that was apartheid.” Was it the apartheid of the 1960s or the 1980s that was evil? Is it the concept of ‘separate development’ that was evil, or was it the fact that Mandela was sent to prison? Then there are the many questions of, “What if?” --- What if Mandela was sentenced to death for his acts of terrorism? What if he was left to rot and die in jail? What if the whites decided to wipe out all the blacks like the Americans did with the Indians? What if our soldiers who fought on our borders decided to bulldoze their way through Africa all the way to Cairo?

I’ve tried making South Africa my home for many years now, but unfortunately the rulers of this country have made me feel most unwelcome. I don’t like joining the ranks of activists, but fortunately they also serve a purpose in this world. We cannot sit back and do nothing while the criminals rule the roost!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Willem Grobler

Go back to the days of aparthied Willem, you appear to have enjoyed it to its max. If the failure of the present government suddenly makes aparthied look and feel good then good for you. Lets replace corruption and incompetance with repression again.

Flora Toadfoot said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Sorry, this digresses from the story on hand, but I have to respond to Anonymous....

The evil of our so called democratic society of today (2010) is a 1000 times worse than the days of apartheid. Even people of colour will agree with that statement. Many have told me so.

Today,our leaders are allowed to sing songs about killing the farmers; one bullet, one settler (the whites); and our Government doesn't see anything wrong with that?? Once all the farmers are killed, who is going to feed the people....From a Liberal Minded South African who has nowhere to run, except the ocean.......

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I just watched a bit of old film footage of Sandra Laing holding her baby brother in her lap. The boy was a bit lighter than Sandra and had kinky hair. They both appeared to be biracial. So, are we to believe that Sannie Laing was raped and impregnated by a black man twice?? It's obvious to me that one or both of Sandra's parents was also biracial.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

You have never seen Sandra Laing’s baby brother in the flesh, -- with your own eyes! You watched a bit of old film footage, where he is depicted with semi-black features, and that’s enough to convince you! Can you not see that you have been scammed with propaganda, and have fallen into a trap like all the rest of the people in this world, who believe everything they see on TV? Why do you think that today Sandra has no contact with her brother? Why has her brother not made his appearance (in the flesh) in the public eye? Sandra was THE ONLY semi-black child in the family, and the situation was exploited for political reasons, as this article suggests.

It’s a pity this article only mentions two reasons for exploiting this incident. A third reason was to further the sacrilegious theory of evolution which suggests that the white race evolved from the black African, another ungodly falsehood that is being hammered into our heads, no matter what the cost nor the consequences. The truth wil one day surface, when all the people directly effected by this are either dead, or too old. By then the truth would have no impact or rationale, because the objectives were achieved!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Ok, I call bullshit! Go to the link below and watch the same footage of her brother ages 15 months and 5 years old.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYZyvxpsCjQ
That kid is obviously biracial. You're blinded by your own zealotry. As to why "her brother has not allowed any contact", his rational may be to keep it all in the closet. The family has been running from this "tainting" for many years.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The YouTube video referenced by anon above is a British propaganda documentary that has been screened countless times over and over here in South Africa, and all over the western world. It was also recently shown on Special Assignment (SABC). This was done for the sole purpose of convincing people to stop supporting a system based on racial segregation. The Sandra Laing incident is but one of many events that were exploited for this purpose.

Propaganda-media of this sort is highly effective because it plays powerfully on the emotions of people. In fact it worked so well, that despite major changes to racial policies to please western liberals, sanctions where still imposed, and financial aid was given to the Communist-Marxists. In order to understand the complexities involved here, I suggest you read the book, “People's War: New Light on the Struggle for South Africa”, by Anthea Jeffery.

Now after 16 years of black Marxist rule, you will see similar propaganda techniques coming to the fore to discredit the ANC Government, because the ‘elite’ have finally realized that these gangsters are going to plunder and rape this country dry. My guess is that the ANC government will be displaced as the ruling party within the next 10 years or so.

Back to the subject on hand…

The manner in which the opening footage of the 1950 - 1960’s apartheid scene is presented in the Sandra Laing documentary, is already a strong hint that this documentary had one purpose in mind, and that was to dishonour, discredit, and ridicule everything the Afrikaner stood for. The propagandist cleverly used an Afrikaans (SABC) correspondent, Karien van der Merwe, to get the message across, which is no wonder why most Afrikaners alive today feel guilty about their past heritage and culture. I’m not sure if Karien van der Merwe is the same person who acted as ‘Nurse Beukes’ in the movie skin, but she sure knows how to act in this documentary. “.. back to a time most South Africans would prefer to forget!” – What gave her the right to say this? Was she talking on behalf of the minority whites, or majority blacks?

Anon @ (June 7, 2010 2:25 PM) reckons the little brother was also biracial. To be truly honest I find this hard to verify from the poor footage. In one scene it appears that the child’s hair is black but straight. Maybe anon should be more specific.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The video features her brother between 02:10 and 02:16, and again between 05:47 and 06:01. His hair, though longer in the later frames is still brownish (nothing like black) and kinky. The only section of his hair that appears somewhat straight are the flattened sideburns. In addition, his broad nose is just like his sister's. They both have noses that are very unlike the the elder Laings. Both parents seem to have very distinctive long and hook-like noses.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Anonymous (June 7, 2010 6:47 PM)

It appears that you are correct.

Without watching the video again (because it gobbles plenty of MB’s on my databundle every time I do that), I did some quick online research.

It appears that Sandra Laing’s brother in the documentary is Adriaan. He was 10 years her junior. Various online sources mention that although Adriaan’s skin was much lighter than Sandra’s he did have African features and the same crinkly hair. Her other brother Leon, 7 years her junior looked white, though his complexion was sallow. His nickname at school was “Jew”.

The url to one of these sources:
http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article6725566.ece

I must confess that I was not aware of these facts at the time of writing this article, as the international focus, and the focus in the movie SKIN was only on Sandra, and not the other children. Thank you for bringing this issue to my attention!

In the light of the fact that DNA tests did not exist back then, and that a blood typing test for paternity does not prove anything, I decided to present viewers with two alternative possibilities. Both these possibilities are no more convincing than the case of genetic throwback, which will remains a presumption (theory) until exclusive scientific proof is presented.

I still believe that the Sandra Laing case was exploited back then for political motives, and that recent movies like SKIN, and the documentary on Youtube, promote racial hatred and not peace! People tend to forget that many whites from that apartheid era are still living in this country, and that the African savage has a tendency to seek vengeance in the most cruellest styles imaginable. The genocide of more than 3000 innocent Afrikaners since 1994 is a stark reality of this vengeance.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Even if both parents are dead, a DNA testing of her brothers should prove whether they shared both biological parents, which could disprove or prove the rape or affair theory. It is indeed a sad story in any case.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

No this will not solve the mystery. Samples from both parents, plus a sample from the disputed child are required.

Nasiha said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The fact that you still refer to Africans as "savage" discredits your opinion on race relations anywhere in the world, but especially South Africa. Reading this article told me that you were a (racist) white South African man before I even read your profile.

Tia Mysoa said:

"I still believe that the Sandra Laing case was exploited back then for political motives, and that recent movies like SKIN, and the documentary on Youtube, promote racial hatred and not peace! People tend to forget that many whites from that apartheid era are still living in this country, and that the African savage has a tendency to seek vengeance in the most cruellest styles imaginable. The genocide of more than 3000 innocent Afrikaners since 1994 is a stark reality of this vengeance."

Nasiha said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

While not as conclusive as paternal or maternal DNA testing, sibling DNA testing can predict the likelihood that 2 people share one or two parents. Comparing 3 samples makes the test even more reliable. With more and more reports of parents having children of different races (including twins!), the racist assumption that a black man (an African savage perhaps?) raped Sannie Laing becomes less credible.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Dear Nasiha,

What is it with the liberal mind and their obsession with the word racist, and its connotation with apartheid? White people who lived during the apartheid-era fought just as hard for positive change in this country. Once the old apartheid rulers realized that the traitors in the West had stabbed them in the back, and were in fact supporting the Communists all along, people of all races started working together to forgive and forget. It came us quite a surprise to the powers in the West, when the first ‘democratic’ elections in April 1994 were finalised without too much bloodshed.

The country went through a process of Truth and Reconciliation. Agreements were signed and many promises were made, but the Black African rulers of this country wanted more. Their actions over the past 16 years have shown their true colours, and the word “savage” is actually a mild description. They’re raping the country blind, and have little regard for minority groups. THEY ARE THE RACISTS!

May I suggest that you have a look at http://boerboel1.wordpress.com/opening-pandoras-apartheid-box/ The direct link is also in the sidebar on the left.

Thanks for visiting!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Nasiha (July 23, 2010 9:08 AM)

The dilemma in this case concerns fatherhood. The father’s DNA is thus required as a comparison sample. I personally do not like the inference of a possible rape, but while conclusive scientific proof is lacking, it remains a possibility. You are now implying I should NOT have mentioned this possibility, simply because it is a racist assumption.

One must also see this case in its entire context – i.o.w. the timeframe in which this occurred.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Whites were mixing with blacks from the very beginning. Trying to keep
"white purity" is ridiculous, as whites have always crossed the color line...Where did all those "coloreds" come from in an originally all black country???? Sarah's younger brother also did not "look white"...I read the book...you are racist and an ass. Apartheid was only good for whites...minority rule? Bullshit. Thousands of people and families were broken apart. Laws were passed for the convenience of white. The government committed many atrocities that it kept from whites. Get your head out of the sand and your ass. White rule is over...the majority wins..get over it...and you can't write worth dip or make any points...you are comparing apples to oranges and jumping all over the place.

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To Anonymous @ August 8, 2010 5:49 AM

Just because this blog permits anonymous comments (without moderation) does not mean that you are automatically entitled to call me names. I will however leave your comment here and submit my reply for the sake of ‘educating’ clueless people like you, who seem to have this warped perception that all colored folk originate from the White Afrikaner. I presume you are from the USA, because in South Africa we spell the word differently. I will use the term ‘Coloured’ with a capital ‘C’ as I believe these people deserve some form of respect.

Firstly, --- The latest genetic research has confirmed that Africans and so-called ‘Coloured’ folk have the highest levels of mixed ancestry in the world. This means they originate from a variety of different bloodlines from a mixture of different ethnic groups. The Coloureds you see here in Southern Africa do not all originate from the old Dutch or Hugenote Trekboers. Many of these people possess substantial ancestry from Europe, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malaya, Mozambique, Mauritius, Saint Helena and Southern Africa. Take note that ‘Southern Africa’ includes regions such as Namibia, Botswana, Angola, and Zimbabwe, -- but I suppose that doesn’t mean a thing to you Americans!

For example: In the province of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa), most Coloureds come from British and Zulu heritage – see the Wikipedia article I’ve referenced below, if you don’t believe me.

Secondly, --- the vast majority of Coloured people here in South Africa choose to speak Afrikaans, -- a beautiful language the deluded liberal-minded people of this world are trying to destroy! There are many reasons why they chose that language, but I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that it is a far more descriptive language than English.

Do some research before you decide to spew your hatred and ignorance on this blog. I also suggest that you take some time off to actually READ the articles published here. Maybe you’ll notice that I am trying to stop people from spreading hatred and harmful propaganda.

Further reading:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30502963/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloured

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hi,
I didn't have the time to read through all of the bantering back and forth, but in my opinion one or both of her parents was "passing". This means their was some black African ancestry, but at some point some ancestor looked white enough to "pass" as white. Since it would have been economically and socially advantageous for said person to "pass" they would have done so and kept the secret either to themselves or within the family. This would explain how Sandra's parents could have children of different shades of the rainbow. It would also explain why her father would be so angry with her when she married a black man. He may have understood the difficulties she would (and did) face as a member of the black African community and even if he knew of black ancestry within his own family he may have been prejudiced himself. People of black ancestry have their own prejudices about colour.
I think when Sandra was a child, her father may have pushed to have her declared legally white so that there would be no prying eyes into the family's past.
In short, I think Sandra was just as white and just as black as one or both of her parents.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Tia Mysoa....why am I not surprised that you suggesting tha Snadara's mother was raped by a black man. It is disgusting that every white folk labels black people as rapists and terorists. Now explain this.....Sandra and her younger brother turned out coloured, are you suggesting that their mother was raped twice by a black man....that is rather aloof don't you think....it is people like you that make us hate and never want to forgive white people. I believe Sandra's story, simply because the same thing happened in my family. Now educate yourself and stop blaming blacks for crime in this country. Crime is high due to poverty which stems from APARTHEID....if you think blacks are so bad, what do you say about the white british who chop up humans and cook them and then eat them up?....it is more like white people are there ones who are barbaric....i hate racists and people like you do not make the world any better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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To Anonymous @ January 16, 2011 11:20 PM

It is obvious that you have totally missed the whole point of this posting.

You are the one filled with hatred and anger, not me!.

The fact that you say, “I hate racists and people like you….” already says it all! Your excessive use of exclamation marks in your comment (!!!) is a clear demonstration of your anger, and also the fact that YOU are a racist!

BTW – why do you not comment on newer postings on this blog? Why do you sneak in the backdoor and leave hateful comments on an old posting? If you want to stir trouble, then do so on another blog; I do not have the time to argue with fools!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

As long as she refuses the proposed DNA-testing with her siblings I don´t believe this "happening" and that she refuses tells a lot: a honest person would like to know the truth himself. So long just one more money generating story of an attention w.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I'm shocked by what you call a review. The movie was meant to be a portrayal of this woman's life. I'm sure parts of it might have been over-dramatized but all the same, it is a true story.

What you wrote about the mother "most likely" being raped by a black man-- I just can not believe you wrote that. And the BIG difference between being "colored" and "black". Wow, how ignorant can you be?

Yes, I think you are a racist. Good luck to you, I think you'll need it. By the way, watch out! All the races are mixing. I'm a product of the new world -- a world of human-beings unclassified by race.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

So what exactly is your point, and what must I watch out for? It sounds as if you have personal issues and personal hatred that needs sorting out!

BTW…
It so happens that one of my best mates is a mixed-race individual. Do you think it bothers me? Do you think I’m still a racist?

I met him for the first time in November 2009. Click here
to view the posting that sparked off our friendship. The posting my also help you to come to terms with your present animosity towards other races.

May God Bless you my friend!

Linda said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Tia, reasons through all these blogs really stirs me up the wrong way , after all what we have gone through, ignorant and stupid people like yourself are still out there to hit on our unhealed wounds, you are the modern racist type who acts all modern about it and backs it up with your " well research theories"

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@ Linda
Are you related to Sandra Laing?
The reason I ask is because your comment contains the personal pronoun “we”.

If you are, and this article offends you deeply, then I’ll gladly remove the entire posting from this blog, once I’ve received confirmation of some sort.

If you’re not related, then please explain what you mean by: “after all what WE have gone through...”

I look forward to your response - at your earliest convenience.

Sherelle74 said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

To the writer of this article, God said her father was her father, becasue she looked just like him in her real life photos. And they did ran a blood test on both parents, and it came back linking both them to her parents. Its called "throw back." And I certainly believe the fathe knew he had black in him, because he never once questioned his children's skin color nor did the mother. In Sandr's real life interview, her dad never questioned hether she was his child. The Father knew he was carry black genes....They both knew they had black roots...This can only happen when both parents carry the same dominant genes, and in this case they both had. So your theory of blood DNA was not conclusive is wrong, because nature said he was the father, because she looked just like her father.. Big ol ears and all..

Bennie said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

TIA MYSOA’S article about Sandra Laing was a retaliation to the many sites and online forums which were publicizing blatant falsehoods about an incident that happened many years ago. The article was written in Jan 2010 at the same time when the movie “SKIN” (based on the Sandra Laing story) first made its appearance on the big screen.

TIA’s reasoning and arguments were obviously stimulated by the timeframe in which the marketing and screening of the movie was taking place in SA. The author felt that the timing was inappropriate, and inspired hatred between the black and white races in a multiracial country which was trying to flaunt its adoring UNITY to the world, before the Fifa World Cup.

If you read the arguments in the comment section, you’ll notice the apologetic tone embraced by the author and also his sympathetic attitude towards Sandra. The author even offered to remove the entire posting If it offended anyone who was related to Sandra Laing.

Certain liberal-minded blogs, run by a person called “Rooster” have the uncanny knack to attack and harass other blogs and authors who write excellent articles. It is downright GUTLESS that they threaten their opponents with CLOSURE, and call them all sorts of names such as “murderers”, “verkrampte poes”, etc. etc… !

Keep on writing TIA, you have more supporters than you think!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Bennie

Thank you my friend, for explaining my rationale behind this article. I also suspect that many of the “anonymous” comments on this post have come from one source, namely: “The Rooster”. I’ve created a special page for this foulmouthed spammer here.

Mona said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

When we can accept the truth, we can all heal. Trying to 'explain away' science and history to justify pure prejudice is what fuels hate, not an accurate account of someone's life. The worst kind of Christian is the one who uses the word of God to promote intolerance. Admit the hate in your heart, apologize (for as many years as it takes, and a half century is certainly not long enough)and move forward in truth and honesty. Maybe then we won't have so many problems sharing this world.

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Well, I'm an American of British/Irish/Scottish descent, and just saw "Skin" a couple of weeks ago. Had no idea it was a true story until the end of the film. I was really mesmerized by it, and started Googling....and found this site. Very interesting perspectives! I first became aware of South Africa a million years ago when I read Michener's "The Covenant". Yes, I know it's historical fiction, but the history is very real. When small ships deposit small European populations in new and unknown territory, and rely upon the long-established local population for help, there is bound to be interrelationships. It happened with the English, Dutch, Portuguese, French, and Spanish. (The Spanish actually had racial classifications in SW America, Central America, and South America. There were eight classifications, going from 100% Spanish to 0% Spanish. This included interrelationships between Spanish/native populations/slaves from West Africa and who did what with who! This was from the 1500's to the 1700's. So....very pre-Apartheid!). Husband and I are from the same background, where generations of tall, ruddy-faced, freckled, white-blonde and blue-eyed children were produced. (There was probably a Viking influence somewhere, as the boys all had/have heavy beards and lots of body hair.) We had five kids, and the first three looked the same at birth...large, just a few wisps of white hair, blue eyes..just different sexes. Imagine our surprise when # 4 (a tiny girl) arrived with a head full of jet black hair, very white skin, and dark gray eyes! No freckles at all, and only 5'tall to this day! Her skin is so white that it's almost transluscent, and no sun for this one! The family portrait is fun..looks like the stock market with a big dip where sweet #4 is! Yeah....I totally believe in the "throwback" theory! Americans have their own racial demons. However, we have long used the word "corral", which comes from the Zulu "kraal".
this day!

xomfordxo said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Wow such ignorance at the implication that Sannie Laing was raped...
So was she raped twice by the same man???
Two out of three of her children had african features and dark skin color.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@xomfordxo

So ur saying a woman cannot get raped twice. Wow who's the ignorant one!

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Sandra's brother did not look white either. It seems much more plausible that she had a secret affair than two rapes that both resulted in a pregnancy. Maybe the father had an affair. They could've lied about it all for his benefit. There are other possible explanations, but the fact that you view rape as the more likely scenario, considering the brother, makes me question your' logic.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I have deduced from several comments on this page that most people believe everything and anything that is broadcast by the main stream media. Where are Sandra Laing’s brothers today? Why have they been missing for years? What evidence is there to prove that the pictures we see of the baby, the one Sannie Laing is holding, is definitely Sandra’s brother? The baby could have been anyone’s child from the neighbourhood. The BBC was notorious for fabricating stories, including photographs. Where are the real live brothers today? Surely they cannot be ashamed of showing their faces today, in a multicultural, multiethnic democracy!

One of the greatest men this country ever had was Dr HF Verwoerd. He is today often referred to as the father of apartheid, but he was no such thing! The new godless rulers have rewritten the history books - it’s all lies! Dr Verwoerd was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1958 until his assassination in 1966. Sandra Laing was born in 1955, she was thus 11 years old at the time of Verwoerd’s death. It was a time of tremendous onslaught on the country by the demonic liberal mob and their Marxist-Communist brothers.

I urge viewers to read the article published on this blog titled - Is Dr HF Verwoerd’s murder haunting Naspers?

The posting will open your eyes to the lies and deceit propagated by the main stream media during that period of South Africa’s history. Please see the Sandra Laing story in THIS historical context.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

There are an awful lot of COMPLETELY IGNORANT PEOPLE posting regarding this issue.

First of all the Cape Colony did not have a long established BLACK population. The itinerant population was Koisan. Secondly the Africans that may have been in the Cape at an early date were imported from elsewhere.

Please - If you want to speak shit, at least acknowledge it as such. Opinions are like arseholes - everybody has one!

For Example - Here is my crackpot theory on the Issue:

Both parents were Coloureds.

1 was of Malay/White mixture leading to strait hair and lighter complexioned features.

The other was of White/Black mixture leading to more negroid features and kinky hair.

Both were light enough for a sympathetic Home Affairs Race Classifier to classify them as WHITE.

Enter stage left the BBC.

A large sum of money was paid for the parents to allow impregnation by some-one of a darker hue in order to "force" the "throwback" children. The other (lighter) child was the natural result of the couples intimacy.

The result is the SKIN story.

Engineered from beginning to end to bring doubt upon the Afrikaner, his heritage and his religion.
Engineered to "give" ammunition to the anti-white forces of the world and to fuel the hate of black racists.
Engineered to pass into history as hearsay without a single shred of verifiable proof.
Engineered to be "true".

KMLWA ! ! !

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Tia Mysoa

THATS THE TRUTH RIGHT THERE

kikij02 said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Tia Mysoa And then again, non of us really, know because we have no DNA confirmation, but she could just be their child. The brother, I saw him in pictures and in video and he had the same textured hair, so there is a possibility that she could have been with a Black African man or those are jus their genes. I highly doubt the woman was raped twice, or maybe the couple just wanted to see if they could raise coloureds as whites. There white people who come from different climates or countries and have similar texture hair and look like her brother and have textured tighter curls like that. I agree that poor Sandra is the one that suffered and I am not sure if it is exact fact or not, but I did read in her bio that he didnt want to have anything to do with her. Actually, neither brothers. Why, rule out that she couldn't be both parents child biologically, especially, when you aren't sure it isn't genetically possible?


Ajaye

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Ajaye

As already mentioned above (@Aug 19, 2011 - 11:11 AM), what evidence is there to prove that those old pictures we see of the baby, the one Sannie Laing is holding, is definitely Sandra’s brother? The baby you saw in pictures (or in a video) could have been anyone’s child from the neighbourhood. The BBC was notorious back then for fabricating stories, including photographs. Where are the real live brothers today?

During the Apartheid years, BBC reporters would throw sweets and money into rubbish bins and let black kids dig it out. They would then film it to show the whole world how poor the blacks are in SA. They would film blacks sleeping on the lawn in parks with whites nonchalantly walking past and sell it to the world as dead blacks and unsympathetic whites not giving a damn about dead blacks in the streets.

Sourced from: mspoliticalcommentary.blogspot.com

The more I look into the Sandra Laing case, the more convinced I am that the story was exploited for political gain. It is very easy to stir things up again when both parents are dead. It is also rather odd that the brothers don’t come to the fore!?!

Unknown said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Hey guys, you've missed the point, and its time to cut to the chase. Time to move on and talk about SOLUTIONS for the future in SA, not just bitch about the past. Who cares who or why anyone is whatever shade of colour? Its not relevant any more, is it? Who cares who is sending out negative propaganda? Don't give them airtime. Instead, acknowledge any good and useful messages in that movie (the main one being 'good god, we don't want to go back to seeing people simply in terms of their colour'). So don't waste time speculating about whether Sandra was black, white or pink. That is really not the point. In fact its the opposite of the point! If life for folks in SA is to improve, its everyone's task (not just the 'gummint's') to be constructive about improving the health and education systems, increasing job opportunities, etc etc. Back to the spirit of Mandela! He had a fantastic approach, its our job to build on that and develop the practicalities. Yes there are elements of corruption out there, always have been, always will. But there are also heaps of folks doing constructive stuff. What can YOU contribute?

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Unknown

I was going to mark your comment as spam, not because this blog does not allow anonymous (or unknown) commentators anymore, but because I get the feeling that it is you who has missed the point of this posting… and I needed to tell you that!

It is also quite obvious that your perceptions have been influenced by the universal worldview-understanding of South Africa’s demographics and politics… in other words, your perceptions have been influenced by the nonsense you read in the media. I also have a strong suspicion you don’t live in the country, and that you maybe left years ago when you saw where things were heading. Am I right?

The sentiments you’ve expressed are the same sentiments I and countless other South Africans have supported and defended. We also spoke of the “spirit of Mandela”, and the many wonderful opportunities this Rainbow Nation had to offer for all its diverse peoples.

However, as the years progressed and the Marxist-Communist ANC Regime started showing its true colours, our dreams and hopes were shattered time and time again. So please, whoever you are, don’t come with your Lala-land, “Holier-Than-Thou” approach to our problems! How much more must we contribute???

Take your head out of the sand…

Even Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu wants South Africans to start praying for the downfall of Mandela’s cruel and corrupt empire.

Read >>

We will pray for ANC's downfall - Tutu

taylorview said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Wow! Aparthied was not so bad and the holocuast never happened.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@taylorview

Hmmm.... I popped over to the wordpress link and clicked on “About taylorview”. It said “Novice”. This explains everything!

Unknown said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I had written a long comment but i am now discouraged. I think that if you think people should forget so easily so many years of oppression and brutality, you should look into the mirror. Your words have an underline rage yourself. Calling the African savage, shows your own lack of perspective and i just lost all my already small sympathy for you in particular. I am sorry in general for all White people who now suffer in Africa, but they should not be that surprised that hatred generates hatred. The simple fact that you mention the White people could have wiped out the Black like the Native Americans, shows that your recognize the WRONG, the inhumanity in what was there from people who came from outside and oppressed the African man at "home". Whether you are right or wrong about the political motives of others (probably right) doesn't not deny the fact that you yourself seem damaged by hatred and resentment, yet you can't understand the man in front of you may feel the same. And please! If i was to base my opinion of the White people on how they did exterminate Native Americans or even fought between themselves Irish, English, French... it would just be ignorant. So even though you sound intellectual, i think you should recognize the part of this that is simply history taking place. Genocide are horrible but they didn't just happen in Africa, what was done to the Jews were also inhuman, and that was "White on White", so please, stop spreading hate yourself. If Anonymous hurts you so much and you can't help but reply with anger, you are no better!

Unknown said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I regret finding this post after a very good movie. It is a change from the much harsher movies about apartheid, it is an interesting story about a woman who exists and has told her story. I feel like i wasted my time, on someone who can cal others racists but gets offended and defensive about her own obviously bias feelings.... But i will gladly have a new day tomorrow and hope that even though some people are still stuck in hatred and prejudice... just plain ignorance really... But as whole, the human race will get smarter and kinder to itself.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Unknown

The so-called “years of oppression and brutality” you Americans speak of was planted in your liberal minds by the satanic Western media. I’m not saying that everything was always hunky dory back in those days, but you cannot deny the fact that undue emphasis has been placed on certain ‘selected’ events that occurred during the early years of “Separate Development” (aka “apartheid”).

What has happened is His-Story (the devil’s) – it’s gone and we cannot change the past. However, the manner in which our new communist rulers are repeatedly hammering those bygone days into our heads TODAY, is creating the fallacious impression in the minds of our youth (future leaders) that it all happened yesterday.
They’ve further created the bogus impression that it was only the poor Blacks who suffered, and that it was their terrorist-hero, Nelson Mandela, who saved the day.

One day they’ll want revenge, like this idiot here who announced on his Facebook page, in CAPITAL LETTERS that.. “WE’LL COMMIT A GENOCIDE... I HATE WHITES!”

or, how about these African savages, who performed their Marxist-terrorist slaughter tactics on a white Afrikaans family in my home town?

So what if I have an underlying rage – who knows, it may just save my butt one day!

Bennie said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

To the unknown and uninformed fool above, who enjoys watching movies about apartheid:

The writing is in the wall that the South Africa of TODAY has a far more oppressive and corrupt regime in power than the old apartheid regime ever was. They’re called “Marxist Socialist Communists”, and were placed in their position by the same wicked crowd that’s busy destroying America as we speak. I’m quite surprised that you’re not aware of this.

Maybe you should stop being so lazy. You will never broaden your knowledge base by watching movies only. Start reading a few books instead. May I suggest the following book, for starters:

Into the Cannibals Pot, by Ilana Mercer

TTricia said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

This movie is new to me via netflex.

I bought the story, that is until I read the real Sandras remarks.

The movie lets us think she is a mature girl just out of school when she falls in love. Quite a change from the facts that her crush began at fourteen. This 'boyfriend' was a married man with three children! Her parents once liked him but changed their minds. Gee ya think! Her father was right to chase him off with a gun.

A good part of her sad life comes from the abuse of black men. Time and again she was used and abandoned.While pregnant no less!

Sandra said she wanted her parents forgiveness. For what? She feels some gulit . Perhaps for being rebellious? Many of us have regrets about the way we treated our parents.

Too many unknowns here. It's a real shame they made a movie and passed it off as truth.

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@TTricia

Thanks for sharing!

key said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

key
well i just watched the movie n it was ok all i can say is agruing is pointless

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Willem Grobler

While i agree that white man is not the father, why is it more likely that the mom was raped, rather than a cheating, lying whore?

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

It is more likely because Sannie Laing was a conservative traditionalist (church-going) woman. Morals, values and ethics were on a far higher level back in those days. People (of all races and culture) thus had far more respect for one another than they have now. Besides that, it was forbidden by the laws of the country to have relationships across the colour line. I honestly doubt that an "NG-Kerk" conformist would even think of starting a relationship across the colour line, committing an offence in the process.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I just watched the movie SKIN, and going online, saw this blog. I also read the full story of Sandra online, which of course is not portrayed in the film. Well, of course they arent going to suggest that her mother was raped, tho they DID make it clear in the film that the father DID suspect something happened. My honest feelings during the movie, was that Sandra was played by an actress who was too black, or that the whiteness of the parents was somehow overstated. BUT, oddly, Sandra was as black as the movie, and the parents as white. Atavistic traits do pop up in genetics, and I dont doubt there might be black genes in the Afraakaners, just as there are white genes in blacks in the USA. As much as ultra conservative statements rub me the wrong way, I think its wrong to paint conservatives as villians, as much as painting liberals as the good guys can be. Whatever Sandra's genetic makeup, it doesnt matter. She was the daughter of white people, and the fact that the country had draconian apartheid laws caused most the problems. Sandra was a wild girl, and endured statitory rape by Petrus. No wonder the dad was mad! As for her paternity, since the brother was so dark, I'd be willing to bet that the mother did have a secret affair. A black great great grandparent, with 7 white great great grandparents, dont produce a black child. IF it could happen, and if the genes of Afrikaaners were so black...then were are the other children born black like Sandra? Surely with a population that large, it would happen more often. But, for TWO black children in one family? Maybe Abraham was not able to father children. No matter what happened, I think that Sandra suffered horribly. And I hope she finds happiness, and that Apartheid never rises its head again anywhere.

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Tia,
It's obvious you could NEVER fully understand the impact of racism and oppression on the Black community. It's not just about whites DID-the repercussions of that abuse continues in their lives still this day.

Foff trolls said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

THE REAL ISSUES HERE (to everyone who feels that this applies to them PERSONALLY):
1. To the American doos: "Kraal" is not a Zulu word. I'm surprised none of you idiots picked that up and let him get away with it.
2. Why did you finish reading the blog post if it was so offensive? What type of person does this make you? Do you like wallowing in things that "upset" or "offend" you (I think you are more turned on than "upset" or "offended")? Why are you so easily offended? This is YOUR problem YOU need to work on it.
3. Why do you feel like a victim all the time? If you had half a brain you wouldn't be reading posts you didn't like or understand. Stop reading posts that upsets you, unless you like it? Are you a masochist by any chance or just a trolling doos? Does it get you off by being labelled a victim? Think about it... By calling someone a racist (and admitting that you need them but they don't need you in the same way) - what does this say about you? Sorry we cannot fulfill your need to be a victim here. And guess what? The world doesn't owe you anything and you will learn this the hard way. Things not going your way? Are you also going to call God a racist? Is it not He that made the different races? Why? As a test? Are you failing? This is something He set in YOUR path to overcome. Your reaction to others is entirely in YOUR control.

Don't be a trolling c*nt and post comments here that is not thought provoking or interesting. Everyone has opinions and you will never change someone's opinion - especially if you are a trolling doos with a victim-complex. And if my comment upsets you and you take it personally, you know that I have hit a nerve somewhere... and your reaction to it will entirely reflect your own issues within yourself... just like this post has...

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

I'm very much comforted by the fact that your beliefs and the beliefs of many in your generation will go to your grave, where they belong :-)

Anonymous said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

After reading this I have never been so happy to be American. While we here have a long way to go we are making strides towards actually equality. I'm so glad I was raised, know and believe that color is nothing besides pigment, because were all human and the same on the inside.

Willem Grobler said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@Anonymous
Jaaaa. And the moon is made of green cheese...

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Hi, I am American and not really educated on the history of South Africa. My daughter (14) found Skin on Netflix and is watching it. I found your blog when looking up info on the movie (I want to discuss it with her to take advantage of the educational opportunity). I realize now I have opened a large can of worms, and I don't doubt your opinions on the motivation of the movie being produced now. Unfortunately I don't have the time to weed through all the online sources of your country's history to get a general outline to share with my daughter (example - you mentioned Marxism, but I haven't found a site with a short straight answer about Marxism in South Africa.) We are conservatives, yes Christian, and I was raised in the "Deep South" but I was taught Jesus loves ALL the children of the world - red and yellow, black and white. I was never racist or discriminatory, and the majority of racism I personally witnessed was in the "African Americans" as they like to call themselves against people like me who are white, just because possibly we had some ancestor a couple hundred years ago who owned slaves. Anyhow, I would like to help my daughter understand how governments or political groups will manipulate a story and use it to their advantage - pushing their agenda in a subtle way and a seemingly "positive" message. Could you point me to a good link or give me the basic info I need to discuss Skin and the true story and history with my daughter? Thanks!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@we3lovebooks – Yes, I agree with you, we are all Children of God and sometimes all this squabbling about petty stuff makes no sense at all. Nevertheless, I think it is important that your daughter understand that the events depicted in the movie SKIN happened many years ago at a time when people were far more conservative than today, not only in South Africa but in many other places all over the world. It was also a time when the world was in a sustained state of political and military tension -- officially known as the Cold War (1945–1991). Incidentally apartheid was implemented more-or-less in the same time when the Cold War started, and came to and end when so-called Communism was miraculously ‘defeated’ !?!?!.

You may find some useful info and links to other sources by using the search function on the top left sidebar of this blog or alternatively on the page titled, “Pandora’s Apartheid Box” - http://tia-mysoa.blogspot.com/p/pandoras-apartheid-box.html

Few Americans really understand what diversity means in South Africa. See in this regards the following link:
http://mikesmithspoliticalcommentary.blogspot.com/2010/04/opening-pandoras-apartheid-box-part-2.html

Unfortunately, you will not find a short straight and honest answer online about Marxism in South Africa, as the Communist-Marxist ANC Regime and their cronies have basically succeeded in re-writing and/or deleting South African history in this regard. Wikipedia is about your best bet, but even then one has to be wary while searching for reliable references!

Lastly, on the subject of diversity, and seeing that you’re from America, I highly recommend a book written by Ilana Mercer, a US-based, classical liberal writer. Go to the following link to learn more:
http://tia-mysoa.blogspot.com/2011/07/into-cannibals-pot-extracts-from-ilana.html

Good luck with your daughter’s education!

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@Anonymous
Her brother's hair is frizzy - take a closer look if you want to become technical. Even he is not as white as his parents. That is clearly apparent from the back ans white photos. Or is it impossible for you to deviate from your theory of the liaison with the black man?

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The issue regarding Sandra Laing’s brother has already been dealt with quite extensively in the comment-section of this posting. As mentioned earlier, the baby people are seeing in the pictures and video (rather poor footage) could have been anyone’s child from the neighbourhood. The BBC was notorious back then for fabricating stories, including photographs… (Please read the comment-section) -- Where are the real live brothers of Sandra Laing today? Why haven’t they come forward to help solve this mystery?

Please bear in mind that Sandra Laing was born in the year 1955. The story must thus be seen in the historical context of that bygone era.

This posting was published in January 2010, and while I appreciate the enormous response this old article has generated, I think the time has come to close the comment-section.

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