UCT professor Barbara Boswell is part of a group that's written an open letter and launched a petition following the report.
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The study only had a sample size of 60 people. She said the study was approved by an ethics committee at the university.
Rather, this is a group that is not often studied while there soutj similar studies on other population groups. Boswell spoke coloured south african women CapeTalk and said she was gobsmacked. With every sentence as I started reading from the title to the abstract, my jaw dropped further and further to the ground.
I think the professor is confusing an artificial colonial term, which was used as a means to artificially separate people. Many people who were so-called white people were classified coloured.
Many people who were coloured classified as white. These are not scientific categories.
They are contested colonial terms. In a statement, Stellenbosch University said it was "concerned about the pain and anger that the article has solicited within the academic community and broader society".
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