Monday, March 17, 2008

White Poverty

The Pretoria News today reported on the emergence of a new form of poverty: White Poverty. According to the paper, ..[t]here are about 400 000 white people living in informal settlements and about 38 such settlements in Pretoria. 

Earlier in the article:
It is almost as if it is being denied. In the past 10 years poverty among white people has risen by about 150 percent.

These are staggering numbers. Almost 10% of the white population in South Africa in informal settlements...?

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