Jason Van Dervoort
Apartheid: The Viewpoints
"Whites, Africans [blacks], colored, and Asians shall be totally separated from each other and each race shall be able to develop along its own lines in its own[geographical] area." This, this, 'policy', was active in the South African government for 50 years. Apartheid, the Afrikaans word for "apartness" was the 'policy' used in South Africa from the years 1948 to 1994. During these years the nearly 31.5 million blacks in South Africa were treated cruelly and without respect. This 'policy', has caused riots and school closings. This 'policy', has caused boycotts and bans. This 'policy', has caused countless deaths and injuries. There are many viewpoints on this 'policy' and its future. There are many against it, but also many supporting it. This has caused feelings that are being mixed around in a cauldron. The feelings about the situation in South Africa will be revealed.
Two passages reveal these feelings; one is a collection of quotes. Passage number two is a song called Africa Unite by bob Marley and The Wailers.
Passage one is a collection of quotes pertaining to the Apartheid. British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillion, said," the wind of change is blowing through this country...whether we like it or not." The Prime Minister is against the Apartheid. But not because it is wrong and immoral as I believe, but because there is no choice. Because of boycotts and bans on South African products the economy is going down the drain. He also states that, "there is a growth of national consciousness." He is saying that the country and the world in general are starting to realize the treatment of non-whites in South Africa. Jac Faure, a white farmer in South Africa, says that the blacks are, "the least developed." Jac,