Poor White Africans? Huh?!

I just stumbled across an awesome photo essay on poverty among white South Africans, the cause of something termed “reverse apartheid”. I wanted to just share a couple of the most powerful shots and see what reaction Terry readers have to this. For me, it was a bit of a shock. Knowing the shots were taken in Africa, my brain expected to see black people, but for some reason it was white people, and it didn’t make sense. What do you think?

I encourage you to check out the full series since the photos are quite beautiful. The larger, high quality images and accompanying stories are really powerful.

A man receives a monthly supply of food aid donated to residents of a squatter camp for poor white South Africans at Coronation Park in Krugersdorp on March 6, 2010. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

Girls walk to school barefoot in Krugersdorp, March 10, 2010. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly)

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