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Flower Girl Posts: 1645
[quote="NittyGritty":1mgarwvf] Anyway, I always thought 'black' was the correct term. Never heard of the SA preference for 'coloured'. Must edumacate myself tonight on that one.[/quote:1mgarwvf] It's not that black people in SA prefer the term 'coloured'. 'Coloureds' are a distinct ethnic group within SA (and in other southern African countries, I think), with mixed African/European ancestry. They were a third, separate grouping during the Apartheid era, and were oppressed, although afterwards they tended to affiliate politically with the white National Party.
NittyGritty Posts: 1605
Thanks for that Flower Girl. Ya learn something new every day.
Time For A Change Posts: 6885
[quote="NittyGritty":ctcug1tp]Thanks for that Flower Girl. Ya learn something new every day.[/quote:ctcug1tp] Very true - especially on WOL. :o0