Qualitative Research on Post-Apartheid Racism
Based upon three sets of studies in schools in and around Cape Town, Whiteness Is the New South Africa highlights drastic racial disparities, suggesting that educational apartheid continues unabated, potentially fostering future generations of impoverished Black and Coloured communities. This book suggests that South Africa remains committed to stifling the intellectual, emotional, and economic development of Black and Coloured youth, while simultaneously investing in White children.
Appendix A. Researching Racism in South African Schools: A Clarification of Methods
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Researching Racism in South African Schools: A Clarification of Methods
About the Sample
Participating schools were recruited from a random sample of 100 schools in the Cape Town area. Efforts were made to ensure that predominantly White, Coloured, and Black schools were identified to allow for comparative analysis. Follow-up discussions with school leadership determined their fit for the larger study (which was based on enrollments, resource levels, locations, and predominant race of students). From the pool of 100 schools, preliminary interviews were conducted with principals to determine willingness to participate and appropriateness of inclusion in the study. A total of 25 schools were then included in the final analysis. Of these 25, 15 were primary and 10 were secondary schools. Table A.1 shows the breakdown of participating schools by race and school type.1
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