South African racism

Encyclopaedia Africana March 10, 2021 DESMOND TUTU

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”

Encyclopaedia Africana W March 6, 2021 WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA

“All what we fought for is not what is going on right now. It is a tragedy that he lived and saw what was happening, we cannot pretend like South Africa is not in crisis, our country is in crisis and anyone who cannot see that is just bluffing themselves.”
– 2017

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 11, 2021 CLIP: South Africa – Steve Biko on the rise of African nationalism in the 1970s

teve Biko describes the full range of measures employed by the South African government to supress any kind of political activity within the African community.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 11, 2021 CLIP: SOUTH AFRICA – SOWETO UPRISING, 1976

Although students protested about this peacefully they were met with tear gas and bullets from security forces. T

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: Life in the South African townships, 1957

The appalling conditions in the townships are clearly demonstrated by some powerful footage and penetrating commentary.

Encyclopaedia Africana S February 7, 2021 THE SHARPEVILLE MASSACRE, SOUTH AFRICA

In March 1960, Robert Sobukwe, a leader in the anti-apartheid Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) organized the town’s first anti-apartheid protest. In order to reduce the possibility of violence he wrote a letter to the Sharpeville police commissioner announcing the upcoming protest and emphasizing that its participants would be non-violent.

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: Reactions of white South Africans to Sharpeville Massacre, 1960

There is also a running undercurrent of the belief in their own superiority.

Encyclopaedia Africana P September 6, 2020 PATRICE LUMUMBA

Even in its first weeks, Lumumba’s left-nationalist government faced a massive destabilization campaign, as a Belgian-backed secessionist movement launched an armed revolt in Katanga.

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