JONATHAN JANSEN | Want to write about black people? Make very sure of your facts

White academics have no right to question black people’s behaviour without humility and caution

17 December 2020 - 20:24

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in Sunday Times Daily earlier in 2020, and is being republished as part of the editors’ choice edition.

The reason I did not emigrate, says a friend, is because in SA there is never a dull moment. On the face of it, an article titled “Why are black South African students less likely to consider studying biological sciences?” should be dull enough. Except this research, published in the South African Journal of Science, unleashed a political storm in the past week...

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