Ending Apartheid in South Africa: Alternative Approaches,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The government of South Africa is a divided society that is organized and operated on a policy based on radical domination. The original Whites that settled in South Africa created the racial groups and contributed to the problems by engaging in interracial sex. In 1948, the election of the Nationalist Party officially created apartheid. The governments system of repressive racial laws designed to racially dominate Blacks and divide the races in every way possible. Separateness become a way of life and was enforced by the government. As Blacks began to express and demand freedoms, the government developed a policy of violence and torture. Many Blacks have been killed, jailed and their organizations outlawed. In July 1985, a state of emergency was declared which resulted in a worldwide condemnation of South Africa and apartheid. The racial unrest has turned into a race war. The United States policy of constructive engagement has failed and even caused conditions over the past five years in South Africa to become worse. President Reagans passage of sanctions indicated that he realized his policy had failed. The United States needs to adopt a policy of constructive confrontation which openly criticizes apartheid. With a new bold role, the United States may be able to cause Black majority rule to become a reality without South Africa undergoing a bloody race war.
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