Friday, June 20, 2008
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In some bizaare news I caught on Yahoo! News, South Africa, who was famous for its crazy Apartheid rule decades ago, has officialy recognized mainland Chinese nationals as "black", the reference used to identify Africans and Indians during the harsh Apartheid rule.
This is not the first time the classification of Chinese in South Africa has changed. In fact, the racial status of Chinese-South Africans has often shifted with the nation’s political climate and its international relations.
People say that the reclassification of the Chinese is politically and economically motivated as they will be allowed to make more business in the country.
Just my question, can't they be allowed to put more business in South Africa without putting some racial issues into it as well? Calling Chinese as "black" is just ridiculous.
I only think of two people who would come closest to being a cross between Chinese and South African. They are Tyson Beckford...
and Kimora Lee.
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