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December 8, 2008

If "BLACK" Refers to Skin Color Then Why are...

If "BLACK" refers to skin color as so many people have been fooled to beleive, then why are Chinese in South Africa being "reclassified" as "BLACK" ???

"The High Court in South Africa has ruled that Chinese South Africans are to be reclassified as black people.
It made the order so that ethnic Chinese can benefit from government policies aimed at ending white domination in the private sector. "

"The Chinese Association of South Africa took the government to court, saying its members had been discriminated against.
An estimated 200,000 ethnic Chinese live in South Africa. "

"The association said their members often failed to qualify for business contracts and job promotions because they were regarded as whites.
The association said Chinese South Africans had faced widespread discrimination during the years of apartheid when they had been classified as people of mixed race. "

Doesn't this prove that "BLACK" is only a status and doesn't actually relate to skin color ??

Read full article here


Anonymous said...

this is a very interesting article...i had no idea about this...LOVE the blog!!

Beauty Is Diverse said...

Your welcome, I will also be posting another good article about race classifications very soon.


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