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AfriForum Youth handed a memorandum on racial profiling in South Africa to Parliament on Tuesday.
“It is difficult celebrating Heritage Day while government is enforcing policies that are specifically undermining mutual respect between communities,” chairman Charl Oberholzer said in a statement.
“We wanted to portray that race should not determine opportunities in South Africa,” he said.
Oberholzer said students' futures were still being determined on the basis of skin colour.
The memorandum contained a request that students be allowed to choose whether to enter their race on admission and bursary forms.
Oberholzer said AfriForum Youth had collected thousands of signatures from students opposed to racial profiling.
He said both black and white students were tired of being judged on race and not merit.
The memorandum was received by secretariat of Parliament representative Douglas Scholtz.