I’m not white

That’s what I used to say to everyone whenever I was trying to make them understand that I’m not South African, nor a rich tourist. It was funny seeing their puzzled faces wondering what was I on about. But I had a reason to say it, which I tried to explain them. See, I am an immigrant in Ireland but I have almost never felt excluded. Definitely not because the colour of my skin. I even lived […]

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apartheid

Apartheid is an Afrikaans word that means separateness, and was a system of racial segregation that governed south Africa for nearly fifty years, until 1994. It was officially made law by the Afrikaaner led National Party in 1948, but it was the continuation of injustices already happening in the country for decades. Its main aim was to protect the white domination over non whites regarding every aspect of life. The whites thought of themselves as superiors and, […]

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