Opinion | In South Africa as in Palestine: Why We Must Protect the Legacy of Desmond Tutu

Because of Tutu, we are constantly reminded that Israeli apartheid in Palestine must be fought with the same ferocity, will, and moral fortitude as that of South Africa.

1/19/2022 1:48:00 PM

'Because of Tutu, we are constantly reminded that Israeli apartheid in Palestine must be fought with the same ferocity, will, and moral fortitude as that of South Africa.'

Because of Tutu, we are constantly reminded that Israeli apartheid in Palestine must be fought with the same ferocity, will, and moral fortitude as that of South Africa.

January 18, 2022Long before intersectionality became a prevailing concept which helped delineate the relationship between various marginalized and oppressed groups, late South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu said it all in a few words and in a most inimitable style."My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together," he

said.Tutu will never die, because his words continue to lead the way, in Palestine as in South Africa.Like other freedom and justice icons, Tutu did not merely coin the kind of language that helped many around the world rise in solidarity with the oppressed people of South Africa, who fought a most inspiring and costly war against colonialism, racism and apartheid. He was a leader, a fighter and a true engaged intellectual.

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