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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.

’12 Years a Slave’ Highlights America’s Shocking Record of Female Subjugation

AFRICANGLOBE - Women did not exist at the dawn of colonial America. That is to say, from a legal perspective, they had no existence apart from their husband's. They mostly couldn’t own property. They couldn’t inherit. Their babies did not belong to them, and neither did their bodies. They were chattel, much like a cow or a utensil.