American ‘research war’ over affirmative action

by Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed

With the U.S. Supreme Court about to hear arguments in the Fisher v. University of Texas case that could decide the fate of affirmative action in admissions, a research war has broken out. Defenders … Read the rest

Corrie Sanders’s death: ‘like something out of a wild west movie’

Boxing trainer Harold Volbrecht says he was shocked to hear of the sudden death of his close friend Corrie Sanders.

Volbrecht, who trained Sanders for the first 14-years of the heavyweight champion’s professional career, said on Monday they had a … Read the rest

Genome study of Khoe-San reveals genetic diversity of modern humans

Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world. The importance of this study is to put the Khoe and San heritage in the right place in history and this research will provide a genetic … Read the rest

South African mining crisis puts traditional unions on the spot

The violent crisis that has shaken South Africa’s mines shows workers’ distrust for traditional trade unions, up to now the guardians of social peace despite the country’s deep inequality.

Miners this week clawed record salary increases of 22 percent from … Read the rest

Fisher vs. University of Texas – one girl against Obama and corporate America

WASHINGTON — Last month the Obama administration threw its support behind the University of Texas’ use of race as a standard in its admissions policies, asking the Supreme Court not to interfere with the consideration of racial preferences in college … Read the rest

The Star’s Janet Smith finds Steve Hofmeyr ‘not stupid’. Wow!

Janet Smith, The Star’s resident Afrikaner-hating, Boer-bashing muck columnist, wrote the following piece about Steve Hofmeyr in which she comes to the following amazing if disappointing conclusion:

“That’s the thing about the Afrikaner superstar. You want him to be stupid. … Read the rest

Could Romney’s older, white voters withstand Obama’s rising tide of black and Hispanic youths?

By MICHAEL ORESKES
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One way to think about this year’s election is as a contest between the impact of a sour economy (advantage Romney) and the power of the nation’s shifting demographics (advantage Obama).… Read the rest

How the 1960s’ Riots Hurt African-Americans

South Africa is currently going through a period of intense social unrest, characterised by so-called “service-delivery protests”. It is estimated that last year 5% of the country’s black population participated in some form of protest action or rioting. The long-term … Read the rest

Terror of the gay dwarfish African incubus

by Dan Roodt

To most people outside South Africa in developed countries, our life here must seem bizarre. After all, nowhere in Europe or the United States would you drive your children to school and see that the country’s largest … Read the rest

Plastic Princess: Open Letter to Khanyi Mbau on the Publication of Her Memoirs

By Lin Sampson for the Sunday Times:

Let me be straight: two months ago I had never heard of you. But I like wild girls, girls who wallow in the swill of society, girls who make mistakes and are … Read the rest

Black-on-black murders in the USA rising, reports the Wall Street Journal

In this article, The Wall Street Journal looks at the rise in black-on-black crime in the United States. Whereas the media focus on killings of blacks by other races, such as in the Trayvon Martin case, the reality is that … Read the rest