South Africa under Apartheid - Part 3

This clip - part three of "South Africa under Apartheid" - contains archival footage and historic interviews with people on both sides of the issue.

Included, among other things, are interviews which reveal that not all white South Africans (also referred to as "Europeans") agreed with apartheid.  Many whites who disagreed with the government, and feared for their children's future, left the country.

Other whites worried what would happen if blacks ever came to power.  Would they enact retaliatory laws which could "drive the whites into the sea?"  Alan Paton, a white South African who opposed apartheid - and wrote many books castigating it - did not believe that would occur.

Using themes similar to American arguments, which led to Jim-Crow laws, people in power during South Africa's apartheid era argued that "non-Europeans" were inferior to "Europeans." 

See, also:

South Africa under Apartheid

South Africa under Apartheid - Part 2

Media Credits

Clip from "South Africa under Apartheid," from the CIA Film Library, online courtesy the U.S. National Archives.


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