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Colored South Africans and African Americans: Cultural similarities versus political differences in post-settler colonial societies
Culture, Democracy, and Development in Africa (2017)
  • Vernon D Johnson
Abstract
This paper is a comparative study of south African Colored and African Americans. African Americans are most often likened to Africans in South Africa, due to their predominantly African ancestry, their location at the bottom of the historical social hierarchy, the fact that, historically, the were the largest subaltern race and that they were the most prominent race in the struggle for racial equality. But George Frederickson has suggested that African American history may have more in common with the Coloreds that the Africans in South Africa (1981: 255-57). This paper seeks to build up on Frederickson's thesis and bring it up to contemporary times.
Keywords
  • South Africa,
  • African Americans,
  • comparative study
Disciplines
Publication Date
2017
Editor
Alexius Amtaika
Publisher
Pan-African University Press
Citation Information
Vernon D Johnson. "Colored South Africans and African Americans: Cultural similarities versus political differences in post-settler colonial societies" Austin, TXCulture, Democracy, and Development in Africa (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/vernon-johnson/21/