Former ICWA fellow Eve Fairbanks (South Africa, 2009-2011) reports on the effects of President Donald Trump’s tweet about the perceived dangers facing white South Africans. She explains the realities of the white and black divide in her adopted home country of South Africa.

“Some white friends of mine here, previously great lovers of the country, have expressed worry lately that it might, indeed, be going to hell,” she writes. “It was crazy that they were worrying about South Africa because of some Canadian alt-right tweeters and the ill-informed American president. But the day after Trump’s tweet, investors got spooked and the South African currency dropped 2 percent, damaging the country more than any white genocide ever has.”

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