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apartheid

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Definition a social policy or racial segregation involving political, economic, and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites
  • 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
  • But I never did like that apartheid...... Does that mean that we're going to be the last?
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • He was a great hero of my father for his fight against apartheid.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • 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
  • 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
  • Listen to this, she wears an armband, you won't believe this—they had Apartheid Simulation Day at her school.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Malan's platform was known as apartheid.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Very southern, traditional, one of the Apartheid Burbclaves.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Apartheid was an unwritten law and there was very little crossing over.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • ...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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