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29 November 2010

Racism and mental illness

Racism and mental illness have a long, sad history in South Africa, with the effects of apartheid still painfully apparent. We look at the effects on immigrants.

Racism and mental illness have a long, sad history in South Africa, with the effects of apartheid still painfully apparent. SADAG looks at the issue of racism towards foreigners from neighbouring states.

Data gathered as part of a larger investigation into the dynamics of illegal immigrants by the Institute for Strategic Studies at the University of Pretoria and the Centre for Socio-political Analysis at the Human Sciences Research Council, concluded: "these data show that hostile sentiments towards illegal immigrants are building up - even in the relatively short period from October to December 1994 - especially among black South Africans and people with a lower or no education."

 
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