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.
Chapter 7. The New South Africa: Building Blocks for Sustainable Transformation
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THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
Building Blocks for Sustainable Transformation
One day, history will have its say. It will not tell a story of reconciliation and a born-free generation. It will not tell a story of democracy and equality. History will tell the story of families like mine who struggled and continue to struggle, and of many Malaika Wa Azanias: young people born at the dawn of a democratic dispensation who were filled with optimism about a Rainbow Nation that never was. It will tell the story of young black children whose humanity is destroyed by the brutality of life in the township, a modern-day concentration camp where poor black people find little comfort is afforded to them by a system that sucks the hope out of their very hearts.
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