Sociological Comparisons between African-Americans and Whites

While India's trade position with South Africa might rank relativelylow, the South African Department of Trade and Industry gives it a rankof No. 6 in a Trade Potential Index. This is described by the Departmentof Trade and Industry as, "a simple framework to determine relativemarket potential and pinpoint overall trends as far as South Africa's recentexport performance." India achieved the ranking by gaining 40 outof a possible 50 points for its position as a "medium share, highgrowth and high share, medium growth market." The second element inthe index weighting was potential for manufactured exports. In this category,India did well with a 9 out of a possible 10, something that should greatlystimulate South African interest in the Indian Ocean Rim initiative.

India and South Africa: Perspectives on Comparisons

Cass Sunstein said that the South African Constitution is "the most admirable constitution in the history of the world." It contains a lengthy list of socio-economic rights, which the drafters hoped would protect and assist those disadvantaged by Apartheid and those who are poor and vulnerable. The relatively new South African Constitutional Court has required the government to implement these rights. Conversely, the United States Supreme Court has been unwilling to find socio-economic rights in the United States Constitution, in part because of separation of powers concerns.


Table 2. India and South Africa: GNP, Population and GNP Per Capita

Table 3. India and South Africa: Exports and Imports

The Court found that powerful justifications support the ban including international conventions and the South African Constitution, which outlaws any violence against children. The Court also explained that, under Apartheid, the schools used corporal punishment in a brutal, degrading, and racist manner. Although it acknowledged that the parents sincerely believed corporal punishment was a religious necessity, the Court held that the restriction on free exercise was not sufficiently burdensome because parents could still carry out corporal punishment at home. Because the law only prohibited corporal punishment at school, the Court held that it was an acceptable limitation on religious freedom.


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Furthermore, the South African Bill of Rights requires that the government undertake affirmative action programs. It also contains a provision regarding how the government can carry out property redistribution--an important provision given the land seizures carried out under Apartheid.

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The seminal socio-economic rights case in South Africa is Government of the Republic of South Africa v. Grootboom, which involved the right to housing. Irene Grootboom was one of several hundred poor people, half of whom were children, who lived in an informal squatter settlement. The settlement lacked running water, electricity, sewage, and refuse removal services. Millions of South Africans still live in such conditions as a legacy of Apartheid's influx control policies and forcible relocations.

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Na'im Akbar, a psychology professor at Florida State University, sides with Glover. "The only way we'll ever begin to appreciate each other is to recognize and embrace our cultural differences," says Akbar, who was born in America.
Slavery is the tie that binds, but the legacy also keeps the two groups apart.
Some local blacks argue the closest they've ever come to Africa is Busch Gardens. The fact that African leaders profited from selling others is a betrayal many blacks refuse to forgive or forget.

Comparison of the Indian and South African Economies

In Ghana, he says, "we did not experience white domination like the Africans in Kenya, Zimbabwe or South Africa. We do not understand the whole concept of slavery, or it's effect on the attitude of a lot of African-Americans, mainly because we were not exposed to it. To read about racism and discrimination is one thing, but to experience it is something else."

India and South Africa: Perspectives on Comparisons

South African health care has some similarities to care in the United States. Medicine is often just as advanced (remember, South African doctors performed the world’s first heart transplant in 1967). And, like the United States, South Africa is a developed country without national health insurance. Instead, consumer-driven plans with medical savings accounts (equivalent to health savings accounts in the United States) are held by over half of South Africans with private health care. (Private health care there covers nearly 15 percent of the population, including almost all highincome South Africans, regardless of race. Everyone else is forced to rely on the underfunded public sector.)