In 1948, laws were made that supported the mistreatment of black Africans.
These laws were known as apartheid laws. One of these laws was that certain jobs were only available to white men. The Bantu Authorities Act of 1951 basically said that black Africans would be forced to live separately from whites. These are just a few examples of the disgusting atrocities of apartheid. Racial prejudice is still around in Africa today, and it will never fully dissolve. However, apartheid has basically ended.
In 1994, it was decided that black Africans would be able to participate in the government. Apartheid’s followers had lost their hold on black Africans. While apartheid accomplished what it was designed for, it is still recognized as one of humanity’s great failures.
Public officials took their prejudices and made laws to support them. That in itself makes a mockery of any decent legal system. Also, anyone who can have such hatred for someone simply because he is of a different race is a disgrace to mankind, and should never have been an official in the first place. Apartheid succeeded, but is known by the majority to be one of the most vile things mankind has ever seen. In 1815, slavery still existed in America. This too, is not seen as one of mankind’s best works.
The United States ended slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. However, a very brutal, damaging war was fought over the issue first. In the end, the Union, as well as the end of slavery, prevailed. The only good thing that can be said about apartheid in South Africa, is that it has lessened, and so has racial prejudice. Even though it has decreased, racial prejudice will always be among us, living through the simple-minded and ignorant people of the world