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  1. Introduction
  2. Apartheid in South Africa
  3. The Church's Rationale
  4. Historical Justifications for the European Domination
  5. Ethnic Groups and South Africans
  6. Conclusion

Apartheid in South Africa is seen as something so common that it is in the Constitution. It is the only nation in the world that skin color determines the conditions of life and survival of people, despite the many historical justifications, the Apartheid violates all the conditions of human beings.

The white minority 16% of the population possess in their hands 87% of the total area of the country, has 70% of national income and is the only one who can vote in parliament. There is some difficulty in analyzing why so many privileges in the hands of a few, but the white invasion of Africa was very extensive, here is the need for a thorough analysis (Pereira, 1988).

Many wrongly use the term apartheid, which means separation, with racial segregation or racial discrimination. This confusion can not occur because the Apartheid in South Africa, was based on a Constitution that favored only white so unlike this discrimination within the law, it was legal. The disparity between whites and blacks was such that in 1976, we calculated the space given to white and black, the white area by having uninhabited spaces had about an area 530 times larger than the black area.

[...] The two most important the Nguni and Sotho the, in 1976, the Nguni were equivalent to 57% population of black Africans which is equivalent to twice the whites. These four language groups, understand very well. All originate from the Bantu language, considered the most coherent and compact idiomatic family there, but the conquerors, only complicating the process redividiram the region into nine groups. Because of all this process of division of ethnic groups, we will see a heterogeneity within each marked primarily by language, custom, traditions, descent and ethnic affinities. [...]


[...] First to have settled in South Africa for more than three centuries, this made the region become his first. This white posture should be condemned and can not be said to be true, because blacks occupied the territory first, and white yet done so would be an insignificant part, blacks got there 183 years before. This idea that blacks and whites came together to Africa even though lie was accepted for a long time, reinforced in textbooks and is invoked by politicians. [...]


[...] Added to all these theories, we still have the Dutch grounds that the African people were not victims of imperialism, the Dutch yes, in fact, these people, even though the first settlers of Africa were in the right, to terminate all suffered at the hands of the British and obscuring what they did with African, the Dutch were the first to apply apartheid and then with the British legalized. Whites despised the black intelligence, stating that all they knew had been taught by white, after all the black intelligence was limited, despite not having any concrete evidence to speak it was stated in textbooks and in political speeches. REFERENCES BUARQUE, Cristovam. What is apartheid: the social apartheid in Brazil. Sao Paulo: Brasiliense Comitini, Carlos. [...]


[...] Ie between whites and blacks had differences, but what would be the difference in that white was best ever changed the term and not prejudice. White once again to try to disguise their prejudice toward blacks, said they were in Africa to watch over them and above all to bring them civilization, in attempting to justify its imposition as "top people" once again hit the prejudice ie can only ensure and civilize someone being better than him. All this white superiority decades ago was recognized and justified on scientific and psychological arguments; for example, in 1969, a scientific publication supported the idea of black's inability to mathematics, due to the underdevelopment of the frontal lobes. [...]

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