Black South Africans were held in a form of imprisonment and could do little to fight back, causing Apartheid to be one of the darkest periods in black history. Apartheid was introduced as a part of the National Party’s campaign in the 1948 elections. With the National Party victory, Apartheid became a national political policy in South Africa. In Apartheid people were classified according to three major racial groups: white, Bantu, or black Africans. This new law brought about new ways of life; where people worked, where they could go, and who they interacted with.
Racism, which is bad enough, led to things much worse for African Americans. “Along with restrictions on voting rights and laws to segregate society, white violence against Af... ... middle of paper ... ...ows that we have come a long way. But despite this, we can’t erase the fact that our country once was segregated and treated those of different races inequitably. Works Cited Appleby, Joyce PhD., Brinkley., Alan PhD; McPherson, James PhD. The American Journey 2003.
This inequality serves as a notice of how ingrained the degradation blacks have induced and to the lengths whites have gone to ensure they remain a lower or sub class. Through out the entire book Jordan makes assumptions and places sort of a personal view on this historical tragedy. He supports the idea that there grew a distinct attitude forming and evolving repressing the African as a society. The most important thing which can be gathered from this book, the idea that the constant and gradual suppression of the African in the colonies and United States led to a mentality of superiority among Caucasians over those of color.
While racism did factor into later practices of Apartheid, racism was merely a byproduct of the social and cultural effects of the institution. When evidence is examined, the real cause of Apartheid becomes obvious. This era of South African history was not simply based on social practices such as racism; Apartheid was rooted in the cultural and political beliefs of Afrikaners, the minority of whites that descended from early Dutch colonizers. In light of this knowledge, it is clear that Afrikaner nationalism was the main force behind Apartheid. The development of Afrikaner nationalism led to the creation of Apartheid.
It was also really negative towards Indonesia because many lost their property and families due to war and the cultivation system. The Dutch imperializing Indonesia had both negative and positive because of the wars, cultivation system, and the advances in the country. Although Indonesia faced many sadistic troubles during imperialism, it is now a growing stable country.
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.
This system promoted legal segregation and divide between peoples of different colors. Apartheid parallels segregation in America, and thus, the efforts of the Anti-Apartheid Liberation Movement in South Africa closely mirror those of the Civil Rights Movements to abolish segregation in the United States. Imposed in 1948 after the intervention of the white government of the National Party, apartheid did not end until 1994, despite many attempts made to repeal the legislation that constituted its basis. Though apartheid has not legally been enforced since 1994, South Africa is in many ways still fighting to overcome its shameful past. The injustices and inequalities suffered by indigenous South Africans are still apparent in several parts of the country.
America has gone through a terrible past. It has once decided to own people as property and deprive African Americans of their liberties and enslaved them. Since then, the United States has attempted to repair this mistake through reparations. The legal reparations of the United States have unsuccessfully redressed individual and social injustices by failing to alleviate the pain caused to the African American community. The Harm caused by Slavery still continues to be suffered by the community through this day.
In an essay entitled Black Americans: Prisoners of Socio-economic Cycles, the author states that “Those first Africans were prisoners of a socio-economic system which by design was purposely incapable of rendering justice and therefore, equal opportunity to Africans as well as other minorities (Ansar 2).” During the years of oppression, in which blacks still experienced limited freedom within the law, many artists spoke against this discrimination through their literature. One such artist, Langston Hughes... ... middle of paper ... ...rgues: “law enforcement depends on the exploitation of race and class divisions and that’s injust (Cole 37).” Lobhai 7 Therefore, the questions remain: how can we change the unjust ways of the system? Will racism ever end? The only solution that may still provide hope for eliminating racism is by instill values of equality amongst our children. In the song from “South Pacific” it states: “You have to be taught to hate and fear, You have to be taught from year to year, it has to be drummed in your dear little ear.” Therefore, we should instill ideas promoting equality and admiration of the differences among the human race instead of fear and or hate within our children.
"Racism is mans gravest threat to man...the maximum of hatred for a minimum reason." -- Abraham Heschel The Apartheid. An experience that left thousands of Black South Africans without rights, property, and even lives. Although original in its name, the ideas were not original in itself. The ordeal dates back to 1652 when the early Dutch settlers moved into Black territory on a mission to "change the order of civilization" (Rotberg 18).