Rich white people don’t DO things like that

Listening to the radio the other morning, and they had various vox pops by South Africans in the wake of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp (see excellent Grauniad piece by Marina Hyde).

And one of them, a woman (and clearly a woman in her 40s. And Afrikaaner) said words to the effect “this is a good neighbourhood, violence very unusual, quite possibly [fear of] an intruder.”

Because rich white people could never be violent, could they?

She. Clearly. Hasn’t. Been. Paying. Any. Attention. For. A. Very. Long. Time. Indeed.

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