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U.S. Supported White Minority-Rule in South Africa ^ | Tuesday, 24 December 2013 | George E. Curry

Posted on 12/25/2013 4:58:05 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

PRETORIA, South Africa (NNPA) – President Obama and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush flew to South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the country’s first democratically elected president who died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95.

At the height of South Africa’s campaign against the warrior for majority rule in South Africa, the U.S. government’s behavior was far from respectful as it supported a regime that oppressed more than 90 percent of its people.

Under South Africa’s rigid racial segregation system known as apartheid, Whites were only 5 to 10 percent of the population but allocated 87 percent of the land to themselves, forcing other racial groups – Black, Coloured, and Indian – to live in segregated homelands away from Whites in the central cities. Officials denied people of color citizenship while maintaining an all-White government, prohibited Blacks from traveling outside their overpopulated segregated homelands without a passbook and operated segregated, unequal education systems that tracked Whites for professional jobs and Blacks for menial employment.

In 1947, South Africa passed the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act that prohibited marriage between persons of different races. A year later, it passed the Immorality Act, which made sexual relations with a person of a different race a criminal offense. When there were Black uprisings to protest minority-rule, anti-apartheid leaders were either arrested or murdered.

Yet, the U.S., which prides itself as the world’s foremost democracy, continued to support the violent apartheid regime.

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To: dfwgator

Fair enough. You know, when you look at the U. S., in some ways we can’t even get our own act together. It bothers me to see us jump in with both feet on other nation’s problems.

I do support U. S. homogeny around the world, so don’t get me wrong. It’s this P.C. B.S. that we get wrapped up in that causes the most problems.

41 posted on 12/28/2013 11:06:51 AM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Supporting any other kind of rule is to support mass suffering and death.

42 posted on 12/28/2013 11:09:52 AM PST by The Toll
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To: DoughtyOne

Nope, our “schools” still teach the myth that it was the “evil honkies” who singlehandedly drove to buffalo to near extinction. The truth is, that many American Indian tribes participated in the massive buffalo hunts - some for the hide trade and others to deprive rival tribes of buffalo.

43 posted on 12/28/2013 3:52:33 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

I remember reading one time as a kid how Buffalo Bill Cody had ridden on the rear end of a train (or something like that), just shooting as many as he could.

As a kid, I soaked that up.

If you think about it, I doubt he could have killed more than a few hundred. I don’t have any way of knowing. Those old stories always grew a head to steam between reality and the telling anyway.

The myth now is that the American Indian only took what they needed. Frankly, I don’t know how much of that to take for granted either.

You could just as easily be right here.

44 posted on 12/28/2013 9:23:31 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero!)
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