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I’ve been privileged enough to grow up color blind, and so has the younger generation in my family. That’s what happens when your great-great grandmother is white on your mother’s side, and great grandfather is Cherokee Indian on your father’s side. It has been said that if you have one percent of black blood in you, you were considered black. Due to the generational gap my father’s birth certificate says Colored, my mothers says Negro, and mine says African American. When I was asked about color there was no black or white. There was brown, tan, pink, etc, however children are quick to pick up racial biases from family members, schoolmates, friends and television.

In our text I learned that the so-called third world originated in the 1950s, which happens to be the year that my father was born. “Thinkers, journalist, and politicians considered people from Asia, Africa, and Latin America a single entity.” Entity means body or being, and when you use the word being one of the synonyms is creature. The reason why I pointed the word creature is because they looked at them differently. In this paper I will inform you about how whites and blacks in South Africa formulated their arguments for and against apartheid.

Apartheid is a segregated political system that A.L. Geyer believed in. Various segregation laws passed before the nationalist party took complete power in 1948. The two most significant laws were The blacks/Natives Land Act No 27 of 1913 and The Black/Natives (Urban Areas) Act No 21 of 1923. Act 27 stated that blacks couldn’t own or rent land outside of designated reserves, and Act 21 stated that they had urban and rural areas that they strictly controlled the movement of black males. This leads me to believe that this racism and discrimination was instilled in A.L Geyer. He states in his speech that South Africa is the original home for South Africans, but in the same breath he says in some parts Bantu arrived first. Bantu is what

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