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The Apartheid in South Africa: An Informative Speech on the effects of Apartheid
Victoria Druehl
University of Connecticut

The Apartheid in South Africa: An Informative Speech on the effects of Apartheid
I. With South Africa being the first country in the world to officially legalize racism, and 30,000 deaths later, you think most people would be informed of such a mass murder that had taken place not many years ago. II. Apartheid, Afrikaans literal meaning of “Separateness or apartness,” was a system of legal, racial segregation laws enforced by the National Party government of South Africa. III. It is important to know what the people of that country have gone through to get to where they are today. IV. I would like to inform everyone on what apartheid is, what laws were implemented and enforced and the effects it had on the country.
TRANSITION: In high school history we were taught about Spanish explorers, the Holocaust, the Roman Empire, Napoleon, and Jim Crow laws- but we were never taught about the apartheid in South Africa?
I. How could we be so clueless to, quite possibly, the most influential event in the lives of many South Africans? A. In 1948, right after WWII, apartheid as an official policy was first introduced. It was an expansion of existing policies combined with a new system of institutionalized racism and white domination. 1. At the time, Whites had complete political control over all other racial groups and has removed the right of blacks and coloureds to sit in parliament. a. Their biggest fear was that one day South Africa would be integrated and would later lead the nation to racial assimilation. b. The supreme goal of apartheid was to maintain white authority and power, and to establish legal racial separation. 2. 25 million blacks and coloureds lived in South…...

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