onsdag 25 november 2009

"The definition of a Coloured"


F.W. och Marike De Klerk (1937-2001)

Förtala inte de döda, brukar det heta. Nej, men om de förtalar sig själva då? Så här kunde snacket gå inom Sydafrikas styrande elit för 25 år sedan.

– You know, they are a negative group. The definition of a Coloured in the population register is someone that is not black, and is not white and is also not an Indian, in other words a non-person. They are the left-overs. They are the people that were left after the nations were sorted out. They are the rest.

Marike De Klerk, 1983.

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