Saturday, April 6, 2013
A South African student newspaper has caused a racial storm after publishing a poll that said that white people are the most attractive race
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Varsity newspaper conducted a survey of 60 students to decide which race is the most attractive. It showed that 38% of those surveyed thought that whites were the most attractive, while black Africans had the lowest rating with just 8%. The survey took in a wide range of racial groups, with people from who were white, Indian, East Asian, mixed race, black or colored backgrounds. The paper was forced to apologize after students and human rights activists complained. The UCT Young Communist League of South Africa lodged a complaint with the country’s Human Rights Commission as they believe that the "charade of a survey" incited racial hatred. They said: "The article and its alleged survey were always leading to inculcate a culture of one race being the jewel of all others. It is despicable to read." I guess the truth hurts.