A better South Africa for the new South Africa Essay

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A better South Africa for the new South Africa
The Apartheid struggle is not an anecdote about a few black people that lived under a suppressive government; it is a story about millions of black people who suffered tremendously under the oppressive classification system of the National Party. It is a story about bloodshed, suffering and tears. It is a story that serves as a painful reminder of the extent that a group of people would go to ensure that the purity of their race was conserved. The Apartheid struggle is a story defined by race.
Growing up in Soweto was not easy. My earliest childhood memory of white people was witnessing how they shot at black people with rubber bullets; I remember seeing the agony on a woman’s face after she
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A better South Africa for the new South Africa
The Apartheid struggle is not an anecdote about a few black people that lived under a suppressive government; it is a story about millions of black people who suffered tremendously under the oppressive classification system of the National Party. It is a story about bloodshed, suffering and tears. It is a story that serves as a painful reminder of the extent that a group of people would go to ensure that the purity of their race was conserved. The Apartheid struggle is a story defined by race.
Growing up in Soweto was not easy. My earliest childhood memory of white people was witnessing how they shot at black people with rubber bullets; I remember seeing the agony on a woman’s face after she had come in contact with teargas. In my eyes, white South Africans were animals with absolutely no feelings. My perceptions of white South Africans were based on a stereotype and random observations that the South African National Defense Force Soldiers had created amongst many black people. I must admit that it took me a considerable amount of years to correct these stereotypes that I had built in my mind. It took quite some time to realize that in actual fact, it was not the White people that I hated, but rather the oppressive system that denied me the right to even identify myself. This was a system that told us that we were different from white people; that we had to live in separate places from the white people. This system thrived on

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