thats a table i found while looking into one of the most disturbing acts of racism, discrimination. the south african apartheid, was basicly a time when.. white’s took over africa, and monopolized a government that discriminated against any non-white peoples. a quote says it better,
” With the enactment of apartheid laws in 1948, racial discrimination was institutionalized. Race laws touched every aspect of social life, including a prohibition of marriage between non-whites and whites, and the sanctioning of “white-only” jobs. In 1950, the Population Registration Act required that all South Africans be racially classified into one of three categories: white, black (African), or colored (of mixed decent). The coloured category included major subgroups of Indians and Asians. Classification into these categories was based on appearance, social acceptance, and descent. For example, a white person was defined as “in appearance obviously a white person or generally accepted as a white person.” A person could not be considered white if one of his or her parents were non-white. The determination that a person was “obviously white” would take into account “his habits, education, and speech and deportment and demeanor.” A black person would be of or accepted as a member of an African tribe or race, and a colored person is one that is not black or white. The Department of Home Affairs (a government bureau) was responsible for the classification of the citizenry. Non-compliance with the race laws were dealt with harshly. All blacks were required to carry “pass books” containing fingerprints, photo and information on access to non-black areas.”
there’s a film i saw in which i first actually learned of this occuring, and it included a story about nelson mandela, who was put to death for standing up for his people. and it’s not over, i’m sure someone may have caught an opera special in which she explored the living conditions for children in parts of africa. children that would migrate every night to avoid getting hurt by the ‘rebels’ and/or kidnapped. THERE has to be something we can do, as a planet, to stop things like this..
My next point, begginning with a race.. when i hear of ‘sterotypes’ that truly honestly ‘discriminate’ .. and i’m comfartable adressing it, is the way that the nascar race scene is made out to look like a bunch of rednecks racing there cars. when i’m almost entirely sure, most of these racing guys.. are far from your ideal ‘redneck’ right? so why the making fun??.. why the southern accenting when ya talk about ‘nascar’? .. a good example being a movie by will ferrill recently made. was truly an act of comedy based on a stereotypical image, blown up.
signed. richard lannen