Without young people there is no hope for progress. Throughout the ages and across all countries, it is the young who have torn down the walls of ignorance and superstition and challenged the comforts, both physical and ideological, of the privileged few. Student radicalism, however, sometimes cloaks reactionary content.
The current protests by UCT students against the statue of Rhodes are a distraction that, contrary to the intentions of most, serves to perpetuate the colonial legacy it is supposedly challenging.
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