Even though South Africa’s government-sanctioned racism of apartheid is over, many institutions are still working toward true interracial cooperation and social justice.
The University of the Free State (UFS), in central South Africa, developed the Leadership for Change Programme to combat racism by exposing first- and second-year students to positive models of racial integration.
In 2010 and again this month, small groups of UFS students and staff shared the academic, social, cultural, and residential lives of students at MHC and other U.S. college campuses. They discussed their common struggles and observed how other campus communities try to develop an atmosphere of equity, justice, and access for all.
This video chronicles the two-week visit of this fall’s group.