Step 9. Give back the Land.

White South Africans have to return the land, and not just as a metaphor for dignity, economic stability, education etc but to literally return stolen land to indigenous populations and work to decentre settler perspectives. We have work to do, and it’s not going to be comfortable and it’s not going to be easy but we have a lot to unlearn. People have been doing this work, it’s time for white people to contribute to black-led initiatives and also in ways that carefully look at how we behave, and contribute to liberation work. How do we hold people accountable when we are told generation after generation that our actions directly harm black and brown people, and we still continue to do this?

Exercise:

Give back the land. Work to contribute to black-led initiatives to return not only dignity but economic sustainability and actual, honest to goodness, real fucking land.