In The Wretched Of the Earth, Franz Fanon writes that "the native is declared insensible to ethics; he represents not only the absence of values, but also the negation of values. He is, let us dare to admit, the enemy of values, and in this sense he is the absolute evil. He is the corrosive element, destroying all that comes near him; he is the deforming element, disfiguring all that has to do with beauty or morality; he is the depository of maleficent powers, the unconscious and irretrievable instrument of blind forces."Phumlani Pikoli asks in a video opinion piece at what point he was pushed out of the community for being this "insensible to ethics, value-absent, corrosive element, destroyer of things".He describes the last time he remembers being part of the neighbourhood he grew up in. On a rainy day in his early high school years, while walking up the hill to visit a neighbour, when a white Afrikaans lady stopped her Land Rover and gave him a lift home. That was the last time h...

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