The Reasons Why The Natives Of South Africa Were Treated As Second Class Citizens?

1578 Words May 4th, 2016 7 Pages
Apartheid The Europeans thought that because they have a different lifestyle or look different from the Dutch and English, they were better. This lead to Apartheid, which was a longer period of time filled with discrimination in South Africa (1948-1994). I chose this project for two reasons, one, my friend Holly who also chose this era asked me to write on this topic. Two, I was drawn deeper into the idea of two sides, one side, foreign invaders, and on the other, the inhabitants of the invaded land. I wanted to hear both sides of the story. For example, I know there was luxury for the Europeans, but wanted to know what it what was it like for the Afrikaans, the natives of Africa. I wanted to read into the reasons why the natives of South Africa were treated as second class citizens. With such ignominy on their own land where they were treated like they were anything less than human. In example, Johannesburg 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”. Another example is that while Johannesburg was traveling from Zimbabwe to native South Africa they drove because in trains, “blacks” at “halfway through the trip, in the middle of the night, they would have to get out of the Rhodesian Railways compartments and transfer to…

Related Documents