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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.
Then head to the massive township of Soweto, a legacy of the apartheid era that today is a vibrant suburb where many of the country’s cultural trends originate.
For many, the commute — a legacy of apartheid-era urban planning to separate white and black areas — takes up to a couple of hours each way.
Established in 1983 by the apartheid government, Khayelitsha, which means new home in Xhosa, still provides many of the workers for both communities.
Born a Crime’ is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.
One was the face of the written law, hopelessly rigged to maintain the legal infrastructure of American apartheid, and the latter were the people who enforced the unwritten code without which the written law would lose so much of its power.
Following the end of apartheid in the early 1990s, Switzer said some of South Africa’s best engineers, scholars and scientists left the country.
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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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