South Africa: Work Before Politics

At least three states and more than 20 cities across the U.S.

have passed laws that ban or restrict the investment of public funds in corporations that do business with South Africa. But a new survey conducted among black production workers in eight South African industrial areas suggests that the campaign is opposed by those it is meant to help. The study, financed by the U.S. State Department, shows that, despite a growing sense of political anger, black workers overwhelmingly reject the withdrawal of U.S. capital as a way to force change in South Africa's official policy of racial separation.


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