The radio came under fire for their images coupled with a story on using money wisely.
Radio 702 has come under fire for images they have used in one of their articles titled Six dumbest things people in their 20s do with money.
The radio station appears to be using images with only black people as their lead images supporting their advice to people.
An interview by The Money Show host Bruce Whitfield speaking to Sam Beckbessinger, author of Manage your money like a grownup, provides handy tips for young people to have some left over pocket change at the end of the month.
The 6 dumbest things people in their 20s do with their money according to the radio station are:
- Buying a car after getting a raise or some windfall.
- Relying on a credit card.
- Using store cards.
- Not saving for retirement.
- Falling for get-rich-quick schemes.
- Buying stuff rather than experiences.
This great advice appears to have been ignored as social media users were angered at the demographic representation.
Two images supporting the headline “6 dumbest things people in their 20s do with money” appear to have an all-black cast.
This appears to have rubbed many the wrong way, including Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, who said: “So they are all black people, majority of which are black females… mxm!
So they are all black people, majority of which are black females… mxm! https://t.co/gvgiZtZAEO
— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) November 21, 2018
So they’re all black people? https://t.co/kqk6WP2LAE
— #SinuousLinesDesign (@Sentletse) November 21, 2018
The info in the article is good and educational. As a black person I would advise for us to be less sensitive and take the lesson. Anyway they will always want to draw attention by doing this. It known the system hate black people.
— Chle Armstrong (@CHLE11071701) November 21, 2018