47% of White South Africans Believe Apartheid Wasn’t a Crime Against Humanity
Cape Town – Whites are less likely to remember the oppressive nature of apartheid than other citizens, according to the 2014 SA Reconciliation Barometer released on Wednesday.
Only 53% of whites who took part in the survey agreed with the statement that apartheid was a crime against humanity.
This was compared to 80% of blacks, 77% of Indians, and 70% of coloured citizens who agreed with the statement.
Whites were half as likely as black South Africans to agree with redressing the injustice of the past.
The barometer, published by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), looked at 10 years of data collected between 2003 and 2013.