Cape Colored

Cape′ Col′ored


n.
a South African of mixed European and African or South Asian ancestry.
[1895–1900]
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About three-eighths-inch long, Thanasimus resembles an ant - if the ant were wearing a cape colored with wavy bands of brick-red, black, and white.
She is now completely dependent on the services of her maid, a competent "Cape Colored" woman who cooks, bathes, and dresses her but is not keen on small talk.
It demarcates Indians from Cape colored; it separates Chinese and Moslems; it even designates Japanese, for commercial purposes, as "honorary whites.' This enables the regime to play a game of divide and rule, employing Zulus as policemen, for instance, and subsidizing Chief Gatsha Buthelezi's sectarian Inkatha organization.