Cape Town student newspaper conducts poll asking what is ‘most attractive race’

05 Apr 2013 – A student newspaper at the University of Cape Town has prompted outrage after conducting a poll to determine the “most attractive race”. It recorded that 38 per cent of students thought whites were the most “attractive” race, followed by coloureds, and Indians. The lowest percentage by race was blacks, with eight per cent of votes.

The poll prompted calls for a full apology from the newspaper. The Young Communist League of South Africa’s UCT branch lodged a complaint with South Africa’s Human Rights Commission, saying the article incited racial division and caused psychological harm to students.