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Racism Against White Students in South Africa’s Universities January 9, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, Human Rights Commission, Racism, Racist, South Africa.

White students were being overlooked in favour of poorly achieving black students in the awarding of bursaries, a youth movement has claimed.

Universities were also discriminating against white students, denying them entry although they did better than their black counterparts, Solidarity Youth spokesperson Ernst Roets said yesterday.

“We have proof of instances in which white students with excellent results were refused entry in favour of black students with greatly inferior marks,” he said.

“Special arrangements are made to accommodate black students from Woodhill (Pretoria East) and Sandton, while white students from poor areas are passed over because they are regarded as ‘advantaged’.”

Roets named the University of Pretoria as one of the universities discriminating against white students.

Solidarity Youth cited the cases of Stefan Storm of Benoni and J J Baird of Germiston, who were refused registration at the University of Pretoria although they had both gained eight distinctions in matric.

Roets said they would consult the SA Human Rights Commission with regard to the “new racism”. “We will issue a report and ask the HRC to undertake further investigations.” – Sapa

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: The Star

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