Affiliations: Sociology, International Studies, Public Health
“Asian” – An assessment of racial attitudes towards Asian minorities in South Africa in relation to socioeconomic and health outcomes
In South Africa, a living history of racial discrimination and subordination of ethnic minorities is omnipresent and percolates throughout society in subtle, and consequently, insidious ways. This project seeks to: (1) uncover the largely unexplored nuances of racial attitudes towards Asians in a post-Apartheid South Africa that is predominantly viewed as divided between white and black, (2) assess the interrelations affixing race and class, and (3) explore how rapid globalization is shifting racial attitudes, and their relations to socioeconomic determinants of health and wellbeing. This would be accomplished through both qualitative and quantitative fieldwork and statistical data analysis.
Mentor: Dr. Beverly Silver