Sunday, December 8, 2013

The White Slums of South Africa

The vid below  was posted about 5 years ago. There's another more recent vid at the link below.

From EuroNews:
.....Coronation Park is a squatter camp  with a majority white population in Krugersdorp, South Africa.

Although impoverished blacks in the region far outnumber their white counterparts, this camp is one of a growing number of townships populated mostly by Afrikaners – white South Africans.

In the 19 years since the fall of apartheid, more and more whites are coming face to face with poverty and social meltdown.
A controversial “affirmative action” policy sees blacks take precedence over whites on the job market, giving some people little choice but to move into tents and caravans in camps such as Coronation Park.

Residents are frustrated at what they see as ‘reverse apartheid.’

“I’m sorry, it’s racist. I’m not racist, but the blacks come first and then whites,” said one retired resident of the camp. “And even highly qualified whites don’t get a position in South Africa.”

Another man agreed, blaming affirmative action for their situation.

“Apartheid was a problem. But, this is the only country in the world where the majority has got ‘affirmative action’,” he said. “America’s got affirmative action, everywhere’s got affirmation action, but this is the only country where the majority’s got ‘affirmative action’.”................

1 comment:

  1. I sympathize with their plight but it is a sad case of 'what goes around, comes around' or 'the chickens are coming home to roost' or some other less mixed up metaphor


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