Recent Examples of apartheid from the Web
Growing up as apartheid fell apart, that was a very important, informative geopolitical moment for me as a kid.
Waters had previously expressed support for boycotting Israel and made past comments comparing Israeli treatment of Palestinians to Nazi Germany and South African apartheid.
This, I was told once, was my first experience of apartheid.
Outraged by South African apartheid, Mr. Mulroney used his close ties with then-US president Ronald Reagan and his British counterpart Margaret Thatcher to eventually push for a major boycott, which destabilized the regime.
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.
After that group moved to Europe in the early 60s to escape apartheid, its members created dazzling music on their own while continuing to work together.
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.
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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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