Blacks and Whites share the view that political institutions are untrustworthy. By Donwald Pressly
No, I would not like my daughter to marry a black man” has consistently been the attitude, if not the refrain, of a majority of white South Africans throughout the democratic period, but this attitude is beginning to change sharply.
Back in 2003, nearly 10 years after democracy, just 13% of whites approved of relatives’ interracial marriages. By 2013 this approval rating had rocketed to 35%, meaning of course that 65% still disapproved.
Generally, approval of interracial marriage is not high among all four major race groups – using apartheid definitions.
South Africa is a curious nation.