SKIN OF AFRICA

Claudio Rasano’s striking portraits explore South Africa’s racial categorisation post-apartheid

Words by Claudio Rasano

In South Africa during the apartheid era, beginning in the first half of the twentieth century, the population was classified into four main racial groups: Black, White, Asian (mostly Indian) and Coloured. The Coloured group included people of mixed Bantu, Khoisan and European descent (with some Malay ancestry, especially in the Western Cape). The Coloured definition occupied an intermediary political position between the Black and White definitions in South Africa.

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