Apartheid : A System Of Racial Segregation

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What is apartheid – It comes from the Dutch language, with the "heid" part meaning "hood," for "apart-hood." The word is pronounced "apart-hate. "Apartheid - Dictionary Definition." Vocabulary.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2016
Apartheid was a system of racial segregation and a racist political policy in South Africa demanding division of the country’s white and non-white populations for nearly 50 years. In 1652, a group of people from the Netherlands settled in South Africa. The Netherlands are also known as Holland, and the people who live there are Dutch. These settlers came to be known as Boers because Boer is the Dutch word for farmer. It was the domination and influence of the white South Africans over the Black South Africans. The white South African’s believed the white race was superior and during that period starting in 1948, more than three million black people were made to relocate from their places of residence to divided neighborhoods. Their realities changed. Apartheid started in 1948 when Dr. Malan’s National Party beat the United Party who wanted integration. After the National Party won they had to choose between integration and Apartheid. They chose the Apartheid which meant racial segregation of all of the races
In 1950 the ruling government classified the people of South African, and they were broken up into four racial groups, Bantus (blacks), colored (mixed), Asian (Pakistan and Indian), and Whites. White South Africans were privileged with the most…
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