South Africa : In South Africa, Chinese is the New Black

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    A high court in South Africa ruled on Wednesday that Chinese-South Africans will be reclassified as “black,” a term that includes black Africans, Indians and others who were subject to discrimination under apartheid. As a result of this ruling, ethnically Chinese citizens will be able to benefit from government affirmative action policies aimed at undoing the effects of apartheid.

    In 2006, the Chinese Association of South Africa sued the government, claiming that its members were being discriminated against because they were being treated as whites and thus failed to qualify for business contracts and job promotions reserved for victims of apartheid. The association successfully argued that, since Chinese-South Africans had been treated unequally under apartheid, they should be reclassified in order to redress wrongs of the past.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2008/06/19/in-south-africa-chinese-is-the-new-black/
     
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    :10500:does this mean i can screw a Chinese woman?
     
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    No James!!!

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    Funny, the only time they wanted to be black is when money was involved...SMH

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    well in south africa under apartheid chinese people were counted as colored - they were originally brought to there as indentured workers - but then theres a whole load of newer immigrants arrived since mandela took over - seems to me the fair thing would be to give the chinese who lived there under apartheid the money but not the ones who arrived since
     
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    Does not say they are after money but jobs under affirmative action.

    dreya
    the article says and seems to agree with you
    The new court decision – it applies only to those Chinese who were South African citizens before 1994 (and their descendants), a much smaller number of around 10,000 to 12,000.
     
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    Lol this is crazy
     
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