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  • He was a great hero of my father for his fight against apartheid.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The third institution, "Jim Crow," is the legalized racial segregation and suppression of basic rights that defined the American apartheid era.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Apartheid was an unwritten law and there was very little crossing over.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • …up its most deeply buried and tormented secrets, which was every bit as necessary as the compulsion that drove me to write, as I had been writing today, about the inheritors of that institution who now in the 1940s floundered amid the insane apartheid of Tidewater Virginia—my beloved and bedeviled bourgeois New South family whose every move and gesture, I had begun to realize, were played out in the presence of a vast, brooding company of black witnesses, all sprung from the loins of…
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • The Dutch Reformed Church, born in the Netherlands during the Reformation, had spread throughout Europe and around the world, and even eventually became the official religion of apartheid South Africa.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I grew up with the yoke of apartheid around my neck in many ways, and I am extremely bitter about that.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Do the values endorsed by Shakespeare lead directly to the horrors of apartheid?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The apartheid policies of South Africa or the laws in the American South that made it difficult for African Americans to vote are manifestations of conscious discrimination, and when we talk about racism or the fight for civil rights, this is the kind of discrimination that we usually refer to.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • I did not mention the Indians in the first Author’s Note largely because I did not want to confuse readers unnecessarily, but the existence of this minority is now much better known throughout the world because their position has become so desperate under apartheid legislation.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Malan’s platform was known as apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom

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  • But I never did like that apartheid…… Does that mean that we’re going to be the last?
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • One day, as she and her friends were sitting on the grass, they were invited to join a student coalition from the university, a coalition protesting apartheid in South Africa.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • In South Africa, one study examined the impact on child nutrition when the state pension system was extended to blacks after the collapse of apartheid.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • The change was embodied in a decision which was taken to protest against apartheid legislation by peaceful, but unlawful, demonstrations against certain laws.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • And yet, my friends, good things have also happened in this traumatic century: the defeat of Nazism, the collapse of communism, the rebirth of Israel on its ancestral soil, the demise of apartheid, Israel’s peace treaty with Egypt, the peace accord in Ireland.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • The president of South Africa had officially stated that the plagues were a plot by the West to reinstate apartheid—which between the blond component and fact that AIDS was mostly found in the non-Caucasian portion of the population had a certain amount of traction—and that the Glatun medicines were actually mind-control devices.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • For the most detailed and accessible account available, see Harriet Washington’s Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Toward the end of June, Chris, still in Atlanta, mailed his parents a copy of his final grade report: A in Apartheid and South African Society and History of Anthropological Thought; A minus in Contemporary African Politics and the Food Crisis in Africa.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Very southern, traditional, one of the Apartheid Burbclaves.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Listen to this, she wears an armband, you won’t believe this—they had Apartheid Simulation Day at her school.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • More than 8,500 people defied apartheid laws and went to jail.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • They attempt to simulate the culture of apartheid.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Apartheid was a new term but an old idea.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • One of the powerful voices to come out of resistance to apartheid in South Africa is Athol Fugard, best known for his play "Master Harold" …. and the Boys (1982).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I told her about Apartheid Simulation Day, standing in the doorway.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The premise of apartheid was that whites were superior to Africans, Coloureds, and Indians, and the function of it was to entrench white supremacy forever.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In the Afrikaner’s worldview, apartheid and the church went hand in hand.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Even General Smuts realized the dangers of this harsh ideology, decrying apartheid as "a crazy concept, born of prejudice and fear."
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Malan introduced the Group Areas Act—which he described as "the very essence of apartheid"—requiring separate urban areas for each racial group.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Group Areas Act was the foundation of residential apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The government viewed any protest against apartheid as a crime.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Under the Suppression of Communism Act, the government outlawed the Communist Party—an ally of the ANC and other anti-apartheid organizations.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The government could ban anyone it suspected of anti-apartheid activity, whether or not there was evidence of such activity.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Mass protests against apartheid had continued throughout the 1950’s, resulting in the deaths of dozens of Africans killed by the police.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Prime Minister ignored Mandela’s letter, and the government reinforced its attack on anti-apartheid activities.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Under apartheid, a black man lived a shadowy life between legality and illegality, between openness and concealment.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Goldreich and Mandela were joined by other workers, including a foreman, Mr. Jelliman, a retired white who supported the anti-apartheid movement.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • In apartheid South Africa, the penalties for these "crimes" could be as much as ten years in prison.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • It confirmed to me how apartheid was a poison that bred moral decay in all areas.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The government had decided to accelerate the program of "separate development" to show the world that apartheid allowed races their individual "freedom."
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Apart from the Suppression of Communism Act, two laws passed in 1950 formed the cornerstones of apartheid: the PopulationRegistration Act and the Group Areas Act.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The Day of Protest boosted our morale, made us realize our strength, and sent a warning to the Malan government that we would not remain passive in the face of apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Despite my objections to Ted Stone’s theories of apartheid, his paranoia about my long hair and the new morality, I enjoyed jogging down to his house, picking up my mail, and then swimming off his dock.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The policy was supported by the Dutch Reform Church, which furnished apartheid with its religious underpinnings by suggesting that Afrikaners were God’s chosen people and that blacks were a subservient species.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He spoke seriously to his friends about smuggling weapons into that country and joining the struggle to end apartheid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • With the end of apartheid, South Africans were finally allowed to travel wherever they wanted, and our sports teams could compete around the world.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Attacks on the economic life-lines of the country were to be linked with sabotage on Government buildings and other symbols of apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • But I hated growing up under apartheid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Apartheid’s regulations extended even to clothing.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The campaign to improve conditions in prison was part of the apartheid struggle.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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