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26 May 2019

Paper by South African academics raises spectre of racism in the academy

The Conversation

At the end of March this year, an article claiming that “coloured” women in South Africa have low cognitive functioning was published in the academic journal, “Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition”. The article used a sample group of 60 women between the ages of 18 and 64.

The authors were all scholars at Stellenbosch University. They came to the conclusion that:

 – coloured women have an increased risk for low cognitive functioning, as they possess low education levels and exhibit unhealthy lifestyle behaviours.

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