Historical and current examples of racial discrimination

The apartheid regime in South Africa

The apartheid regime in South Africa was a legally implemented system of racial segregation, discriminating against the native black African population. The system was implemented from 1948 to 1990 and was very similar to the Jim Crow laws in the United States.

Under the apartheid law, black and mixed-race South Africans had to use separate public facilities from the white (European-descended) population. Like in the US, black South Africans would have to attend separate schools, shop separately, use different toilets and hotels, sit on designated benches, and be treated at separate ho…


The Stolen Generation in Australia

The Stolen Generation in Australia refers to children of Aboriginal descent being taken from their families by the Australian Federal and State government agencies and placed to be raised in state institutions and religious missions. These removals of mixed race children were enforced between 1905 and 1967.

The policy was implemented because Euro…

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