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Outrage over published UCT poll on which race is the most attractive [pic]
Posted by on Apr 4th, 2013

A recent article in the University of Cape Town official student newspaper has sparked outrage for including a pie chart titled ‘UCT votes on most attractive race’.

The Varsity News is recieving numerous complaints and heavy critisism on social media sites for the following chart.


I havn’t see the actual article related to the image, but given the partial text above it i’m assuming it’s the following one titled Is love colour-blind? by Qamran Tabo.

Here are a few excerpts.

“It is 2013, the year the born-frees finally hit varsity after South Africa’s first democratic elections almost 20 years ago.  Many older people expect we 90s babies to be more open-minded about race, in particular interracial dating, than our parents are. But a recent small on-campus survey revealed students’ preferences for the peachier things in life.”

“Quite unsurprisingly, Caucasians were chosen as the most attractive by most non-whites.  White respondents also expressed the highest percentage of intra-racial attraction, meaning that they considered their own race as one of the most attractive.  African and Indian respondents are the only groups that found members of their own racial groups unattractive.  They, and East Asians, were also ranked the lowest by other races.”

“Dating a white person is perceived as being the ultimate status symbol for many people of colour. I have heard many male students of colour stating that nothing says “I have arrived” quite like having an Aryan nymph on your arm.  “


You can read the full article HERE.

[pic via @JoziGoddess ]

UPDATE: the Varsity newspaper has issued an apology to those offended by the article.

“Editor Alexandra Nagel apologised to those the article had offended, saying the intention had been to engage readers about a relevant topic and the subsequent negative reactions had never been expected. This after students, lecturers and others slammed it as racist and insensitive. ” [Cape Times]

April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

So awkward, but its just a silly student survey. The PC police need to calm down. They can put their busy-body ways to good use and investigate why dating a white person is still seen as such an attractive thing.

Kiran says:
April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

There are so many more facets to consider than a simple pie chart can convey. I’ve dated across colour lines and we are all just people in the end. And there is no discussion or state-mandated therapy around our historically fractured society. I agree @Matt Black, why is the premise not rejected outright?

So I don’t find it racist, but sad I guess?
Almost as sad as this
Where are the black people? Oh right. Its Cape Town..

April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

FOOD FOR THOUGHT : We all know Cape Town is Racist and the funny thing is that foreigners find it as one of the most beautiful cities ever but in actual fact it suffers one of the sickest human conditions. No body is born a racist and therefore there is no excuse for being one and it is so sad that we still find black people who give whites superiority based on just race. Black on black racism is far more prevalent in society for example xenophobia and even to coloureds and indians. As people of colour we should be not only be united by BEE but the fact that we were all oppressed in Apartheid and that the freedom we have came at such a high price…. so we actually insulting the Steve Biko’s, Chris Hani’s who fought for Black Consciousness and saying they all died in vain? If having a white girl on your arm creates status then what you are indirectly actually directly saying is that your mothers are not pretty and you hate your own skin? Please brothers do not be sell outs because of stupid stupid outcomes of white supremacy and be brainwashed by all that, while they sit and laugh at the blacks who are token blacks, they dont even find black people attractive simply because of race that is pee brain thinking! The DA is busy worried chasing ANCs faults but can not even run campaigns To Stop Racism in Cape Town, this disease will only continue because no one is speaking up until a poll campus slip up or Stellenbosch racist attacks, must it be that extreme to get attention and be called to order??

Fana says:
April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

These are reason party like DA won’t govern South Africa because Whites thinks and believe they are better, and so what about their women unattractive flat ass.

CamNaija says:
April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

White people and their instincts. If they are so attractive as they claim, why are all white men involve in homo sexuality and white women involve in bestiality. This is because they are unattractive to themselves and even other races. When will white people understand that they are not superior to any other. If i were given the opportunity to comment on that poll I will first want to ask if white, coloured, mixed is a race. Are there not some of the so-called mixed and coloured people not with african ancestry. Why should political terminologies born out of aparthied be used as a race. What is the ancestry of coloured people. Where do they originate from. Out of ignorance some are ven proud to be called coloured and have no knowledge of where their roots lie. Being African and Indian is a race or heritage, I will understand. White just describe the colour of the skin and what is their ancestry. Of course we know it is european and which comparatively everyone will want to date a woman of African ancestry as a result of her attractive curves as opposed to women of european ancestry with less or no butt. This stupid article must have been written by a white person to give credit to his or her kind.

April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

racism dot com … Lmao

more racism …

it …
stops !

anyhow – not everyone is racist in South Africa

I am NOT racist …

Anyhow –

uct student as well says:
April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

lol black people, lets calm down.

C says:
April 04, 2013 at 8:48 am

I fail to see how this is all racism just because they

gave their true answers to who/what race they find attractive?

this is getting ridiculous….

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