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Modern American Apartheid, Insidious And Undeclared

AFRICANGLOBE - The infamous era of apartheid in South Africa shares a strikingly parallel path with racial apartheid in present day America. One is globally notorious, the other sophisticated and subtle. Economic historians increasingly agree that racial economic inequality in America is worse than it was at any period in ancient Rome, or in slaveholding, colonial America during the late 18th century, or at the height of apartheid in South Africa. South Africa’s apartheid regime is remembered as one of the worst crimes against humanity of the 20th century. Today, America is exhibiting many of the racial excesses of apartheid South Africa: extreme racial income inequality, apartheid schools, a racialised for-profit prison system, institutionally racist police practices, and residential re-segregation.

How America Supported White Apartheid In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States which prides itself as the world’s foremost democracy, continued its support of the violent White apartheid regime until the very end. "The C.I.A. actually colluded with apartheid, that’s not anything we can be proud of.” Under White apartheid, Whites were only 5 to 10 percent of the population but allocated 87 percent of the land to themselves, forcing Africans to live in segregated shantytowns

Zuma’s Government Pulls Out of Marikana Massacre Commemoration

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa's Jacob Zuma led ANC government pulled out at the last minute from a memorial ceremony marking the anniversary of the Marikana massacre the nation's bloodiest post-apartheid labor violence, drawing attention to the dominant party's loss of support among many mineworkers.

White Racism Alive And Well in South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - When South Africa held its first democratic elections in 1994 ending the cruel era of White apartheid, the world thought White racism had come to an end. But shockingly 19 years after the end of White apartheid, racism has remained alive in the rainbow nation.

Africa’s Last Absolute Monarch Celebrates His Birthday

AFRICANGLOBE - King Mswati III celebrates his 45th birthday today. Grand celebrations are planned and thousands of people will celebrate alongside him.

Marikana Massacre Marks The End Of South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Settlement?

AFRICANGLOBE - The killing of 34 striking miners by police at the Marikana mine in South Africa last Friday is a tragedy that touches more than just the families and communities of the dead. It also highlights the failure of post-apartheid South Africa to improve the lives of a majority of its citizens.