Affirmative action over coffee at UP

2013-04-25 13:01

AfriForum Youth will highlight affirmative action by charging students of different races different prices for a cup of coffee at the University of Pretoria (UP) tomorrow.

White students would pay R5 a cup, coloureds and Indians R3, and blacks R1, AfriForum Youth chairperson Barend Taute said in a statement today.

ANC supporters would be given a free cup of coffee if they dropped a donation into a box marked “Corruption Fund”.

Taute said the campaign was being held to commemorate Freedom Day, and to draw attention to the impact of racial profiling.

“(Nineteen) years after South Africa was ostensibly freed from racial profiling, students at the UP are still admitted based on their race,” he said.

“Students want to be free from racial profiling, and this action is a way to show how inane racial bias has become.”

Taute said a recent referendum at UP indicated that 97% of students supported the abolition of racial profiling.

The coffee sales would start at 10am tomorrow.

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