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Now, rather than fighting apartheid or saving South Sudan, images of refugees from Syria and the devastation of that country are a call to fight for what is right.
To ya Toivo and his supporters, South African rule became particularly intolerable after the country instituted its apartheid system of racial segregation in 1948.
Under Huntington’s guidance, Kobach wrote his senior thesis on how the movement to divest from South Africa was misguided because international businesses were already leading the way against apartheid.
A lawyer who co-founded the National Union of Mineworkers, Ramaphosa helped negotiate a peaceful end to apartheid and draft South Africa’s first democratic constitution.
This outcome destroyed the brief experiment in non-racial government in the American South, leading to the apartheid of Jim Crow and the neo-slavery of convict leasing.
Those artists -- including Roger Waters, director Ken Loach, author Geoff Dyer and others -- are aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that views the Israeli treatment of Palestinians as equivalent to apartheid.
His distinctive world view stems from being the South African-born growing up as the son of a black mother and a white father during the horrific era of apartheid.
Landrieu also chose to quote the late South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, a man now universally admired but once imprisoned, vilified as a terrorist and scorned by leaders in the West.
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Origin and Etymology of apartheid
Afrikaans, from apart apart + -heid -hood
First Known Use: 1947See Words from the same year
APARTHEID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of apartheid for English Language Learners
: a former social system in South Africa in which black people and people from other racial groups did not have the same political and economic rights as white people and were forced to live separately from white people
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