When you say “coloured” in South Africa, many already have a certain image in their heads. South Africa’s resident (coloured) puppet comedian, Chester Missing, caused a storm on twitter when he suggested the term was, erm, racist.
For the record, I think the term “cape coloured” is deeply racist. “They” (really there is no ‘they’) are people, not a f**king species.
— CIA Agent Dr Missing (@chestermissing) September 18, 2014
What do you think? Is it time we dropped Cape Coloured from our lexicon?
– Image via the Chester Missing website