Essay on Apartheid : Both Sides Of The Story

1557 Words May 10th, 2016 7 Pages
Apartheid: Both Sides of the Story Apartheid is the stage and time of unfair judgement and racism in South Africa. This time era was violent and full of racism. During this time, there was a sense of luxury for the Europeans, but not for the natives of Africa. They were treated as second class citizens. With such ignominy on their own land, where they were treated like they were anything less than human A daughter of Ethel Pillay, who was a mother of three and had to raise daughters on her own in Apartheid, says to Business Insider, “My mother was furious. The operators of the gas station in rural, racist South Africa had taken her money to fill the car, but would not give her the key to the toilets. They were for whites only.” During the early 1960’s “apartheid was the law of the land”. While the Pillay was travelling from Zimbabwe to native South Africa they drove because in trains, “halfway through the trip, in the middle of the night, they (Blacks) would have to get out of the Rhodesian Railways compartments and transfer to decrepit blacks-only South African carriages”, this was all part of the segregation of the two races.
Historical Context This era was given the name Apartheid, which according to Merriam Webster Dictionary, is derived from the word, “apartness”, the name represents the policy that would ultimately make the English and Dutch the dominant group of that country. According to Marissa K. Evans while the English and Dutch consisted…

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