South African Race Theory

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Explain one or two theory (ies) about race and use this/ these theory (ies) to analyse the phenomenon of racial tension that has marked the South African society in the last couple of months (2015/2016) The polarising effect of racial tension within the South African context is indeed the elephant in the room, it takes a Facebook post by one individual from the “other” race to get the proverbial axe of racial tension to fall. At the end it becomes an issue of perception, personal and communal beliefs, embedded stereotypes, worldview, construction of reality, and the burden of background and history. However from a theoretical framework there is more than what meets the eye in terms of objective, constructive and progressive interaction with…show more content…
All this concepts are been by different theorist. Firstly the critical race theory is a collection of activists scholar interested in studying and transforming the relationship among race, racism and power: (Delgado and Stefancic, 2001). The transformation that they are striving for it was going to be achieved at a point where races need to view each other as one. The critical race theory is motivated by study of conventional civil rights. The critical believe that racism it is something that is normal in a society and it is just away in which people live: (Delgado and Stefancic, 2001). This can be in case when one is looking for job they consider candidates due to their physical appearance sometimes. They are also feature, which are ordinary: this implies that it is hard to destroy racism on a scenario that in job they can consider unqualified white person hence the is a black qualified man, ness,…show more content…
In the South African context, this domination it is also in distinctive of the privileges that other different races don’t have, this also results in racial tension. For example South African whites have privilege of living in suburb where they can assess their basic need like best education and health facilities hence black people live in rural areas Most of institution have a mixed staff and who are black people, but the management team and professors are white people who also own the of production. Whites are visible at the top hence the working class is invisible at the bottom, for example in south African unqualified black workers in mines they work hard but at the end of production, the top management get more money and benefits that worker. So white they still perceived as strong even by black individual that where there is white thing goes accordingly. The south African white privileged can also be seen in educational system where by whites attend more advanced school in city while black attend schools in rural areas where there are no resource to apply what they have
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