The Apartheid Of South Africa Essay

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Generations of Americans grew, and continue to age, studying the inspiring shouts of freedom that erupted from Nelson Mandela and protesters during South Africa 's journey away from apartheid. It’s a curious ponder, in fact, that America’s and South Africa’s ascents from racial discrimination were possibly involved with each other. However, while the world may be convinced the nation is out of racist depths, evidence displays the rise from discrimination in South Africa is undeniably incomplete. There is a dangerous and unresolved influence of apartheid in South Africa today. After World War 2 was won by Allies battling a racist government ruling party, South Africa felt under obligation to eradicate racism in their government. The Afrikaner National Party raised apartheid, a policy discriminating races with the intent of allowing each territory and population in order for whites to maintain the majority of power without, in a counterproductive process, being labeled as a racist country. With laws such as the Population and Registration Act in 1950 to limit the growth of power for "coloreds", apartheid reigned from 1948 to 1994, segregating millions. In 1994, the African National Congress, lead by Nelson Mandela, Govan Mbeki, and several others, overthrew apartheid and gained control of the government after a change of leaders with F.W. de Klerk. A new constitution was birthed and the end of segregation was finally brought into South Africa after years of oppression and

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