From 1948 to 1994 non-white Africans were subjected to horrific treatment, enforced by the South African National Party. The repulsive forms of racial segregation in South Africa, resulting from race and color, not only oppressed the colored majority group, but also denied them of any rights or human dignity. It can be easily stated that the apartheid movement bestowed cruel and unusual punishments upon the people of South Africa, in order to execute its purpose. However, apartheid could have not been carried out if they were not individuals who believed in its principles. In order to understand the National parties ideologies regarding the issue of apartheid, it is essential to acknowledge the history of Boer soc... ... middle of paper ... ...nica.
He was one of the leaders of many protests and considered a threat to the government. After this incident, the United Nations issued a mandatory arms embargo in an effort to prevent any further casualties (Dowling 19). In the late 1970’s liberations fights rose within black communities and they began gaining a threshold on freedom. The Black South Africans did well to fight the laws that segregated them from white society. They also endured throughout the time the unfair treatment was poured upon them by the White South Africans.
The Abolishment of Apartheid from South Africa The oppression of the natives of South Africa has been occurring since the time of explorers and global expansion during the late 1480s. These colonizers, mostly the Dutch would come to set a very long and dark path for their ancestors; who are called Afrikaners. Over time, the natives would lose their land and resources to the white majority. The whites' domination over South Africa would conclude with apartheid (David Downing, 2004). Apartheid was a social and political system of extreme segregation that was enforced by the predominantly white government.
‘Defence Relationships: American Perspectives’. The Special Relationship. Ed. William Rogers Louis and Hedley Bull. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986.
The tens of thousands that fought for the British wanted a swift getaway from slavery and that was their way out since the British had already promised them freedom. The other black slaves that fought for the colonies fought to give themselves the opportunity to bid for freedom since the white colonies also wanted freedom from the British. Those slaves that chose to fight for the British had a good cause to betray the American colonies. The American colonies were very contradictive during this time. They wanted liberation from the British and at the same time wanted to keep black people enslaved.
However, these facilities were not equal in anyway. So the African America... ... middle of paper ... ...en have this “destined date with freedom,” at which they can stand alongside their fellow brothers and sisters and be First- Class Citizens and be done with racial discrimination for the whole world. Since the beginning of America till after the Jim Crow era, the African Americans have been humiliated, been considered inferior, and have been denied their basic given rights. However, even with this treatment, the African Americans did not give up or lose hope. They were beaten and imprisoned for their beliefs as shown in the sources above, but they continued to fight for racial integration and to also rise and stand up for themselves and equality.
Through the tactics of the government, they have intentionally discriminated against blacks while lifting the white race just enough to create distance of relationship. The Bacon Rebellion and the populist movement shows the fear of the elitist and how they controlled the law to prevent these events from happening again. Mass incarceration and its effects are similar to the age the Jim Crow Law because the punishment involves disfranchisement and rights of a normal citizen. No longer can we accept this virus to grow and evolve to discriminate against. No longer can we wait for these injustices to continue fester within our society.
This awful treatment infuriated the British, who had abolished slavery in all its colonies as well as at home in 1834. The Dutch wanted to keep its slaves. Europeans working in the Boer territories were also mistreated. These "Uitlanders" as they were known were key to the Boers' economic success, yet were still denied the vote. The war occurred also because of strategic reasons.
In order to combat this rebellion, Virginian legislators began devising strict laws which stripped the Englishmen of their rights. Needless to say that these laws increased the discontent of the inhabitants... ... middle of paper ... ...en filled, there would still remain many men with no way to support themselves. It is said to say that slave labor brought a sense of “balance” to the colonies. I am sure that the success of our young nation could have been attained by more humane means, but this is the path our founding fathers chose. I still consider slavery in the New World that preaches freedom and liberty to be a great paradox.