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I Wish That When Someone Looks Arabic Or Indian, I Didn’t Assume They’re Not Christian

Often I’m wrong

Two Arab men with three camels in a desert.
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Some years ago I wished a woman “Merry Christmas!” as I completed a sale. She proceeded to inform me that she was Jewish and didn’t celebrate Christmas.

I was aware of the “dangers” of wishing someone “Merry Christmas” given that some, not many, may be offended. I do…




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Vuyo Ngcakani

Vuyo Ngcakani

writer, husband for 26 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2

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