Essay about Racial Segregation Among Blacks And Black

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Throughout world history racism among whites and black has been an issue. In America, we had great civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King and many others to help end racial segregation and discrimination. However in Alexandra, those efforts were not put in after the anti-apartheid group went to protest and, “At least 67 blacks were killed and more than 180 wounded.” (History 4)Whites who lived in Africa believed that the native blacks were below them and treated them that way. An apartheid, a segregation, and discrimination because of race was put into place, and black lives were changed forever. Kaffir Boy by Mark Mathabane gives an inside look into the most impoverished communities and the difficult lives of all those living there. Poor, starving and fighting for their lives because of the white laws being enforced in South Africa. During the apartheid “non-white South Africans would be forced to live in separate areas from whites, use separate public facilities, and contact between the two groups would be limited.” (History 1) These non-white South Africans, however, made up a majority of the population. The areas they lived in were insanely overpopulated causing major issues throughout the black community and a huge tension between White and Black South Africans. An apartheids affects the everyday lives of those who live in South Africa by creating violence in and outside of the home and restricting the blacks opportunity for education. Violence was an…

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