There seems to be an insinuation by Google that poverty in South Africa is only confined to white people. Like, eeerm…..well.
If you google “squatter camps in South Africa,” and go to the images section, you will get results of white squatter camps. It’s as if black impoverishment does not exist.
It’s like Google is trying to say whites are suffering and Blacks are not.
However we know that the inequality between whites and blacks in South Africa seems unbridgeable.
White squatter camps are existent in South Africa. The post-apartheid life for some Afrikaners who felt entitled to everything has been unbearable, and they wallow in a quagmire of poverty, living in informal settlements where basic amenities such as electricity and water are remote from them.
But so is the situation with Black people.
Though disputed, it has been estimated that there are about 400 000 Afrikaners living in squatter camps.
But as for the insinuation from Google, we are not sure which message they are trying to convey to the world.
More conversation around this is still needed.