Why do the issues of name calling and finger pointing still flare up from time to time? These actions and attitudes just damage relationships. Nobody wants to be insulted or called derogatory names. There is power in our tongues. We are God’s people and we can decide to either encourage our fellow South Africans or to destroy them with our words. Racism affects everyone, regardless of your skin colour or ethnic background. When we play the “colour card”, it simply distorts the rainbow nation.