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Whiteness Is the New South Africa: Qualitative Research on Post-Apartheid Racism
Education Books
  • Christopher B. Knaus, University of Washington Tacoma
  • M. Christopher Brown II
Description

In 1994, the world joined South Africa in celebration of the results of its first democratic election. The results, emblazoned on the world’s memory with President Nelson Mandela waving to a multiracial crowd, signified the end of apartheid and an emerging new era of hope. However, Mandela’s recent death has given birth to a more critical view of his «Rainbow Nation.» No matter how examined, education in South Africa remains steadfastly unequal, with many White children retaining the educational privileges inherent to apartheid. White children in South Africa overwhelmingly attend wealthy, fully resourced schools, while the vast majority of Black and Coloured children attend woefully underresourced schools. 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.

Publication Date
11-23-2015
Publisher
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Keywords
  • Racism in education -- South Africa,
  • Education -- South Africa,
  • Education and state -- South Africa
ISBN
978-1-4331-2723-6
Citation Information
Christopher B. Knaus and M. Christopher Brown II. Whiteness Is the New South Africa: Qualitative Research on Post-Apartheid Racism. New York(2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_knaus/15/