Thursday, April 05, 2007

Black girl, white parents? In South Africa During Apartheid

When She Was White
Fascinating story of a black girl born to two white parents in South Africa in the late 50s. A very rare occurrence, but aparently genetically possible. At the age of 9 she was expelled from her school because her designation changed from white to "coloured" and she was not allowed to live with ehr parents except as a servant. Supreme court battles were fought and her designation changed. Then she left home at the age of 15 and was disowned by her parents for eloping with a black man.

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