I’m not white

That’s what I used to say to people whenever I was trying to make them understand that I was neither South African, nor a rich tourist. It was funny seeing their puzzled faces wondering what I was on about. But I had a reason to say it, which I tried to explain to them. You see, I am an immigrant in Ireland but I have almost never felt excluded. Definitely not because of the colour of my […]

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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 of non whites in every aspect of life. White South Africans thought of themselves as superior and, […]

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