The birth of ‘apartheid’ was the cause of the beginning of an era of waste in government circles as had never before occurred. Every government office had now to be altered so that there was an entrance door for whites and another for blacks.

Chapter 14: The Birth of Apartheid

The birth of ‘apartheid’ was the cause of the beginning of an era of waste in government circles as had never before occurred. Every government office had now to be altered so that there was an entrance door for whites and another for blacks.

There was to be a counter for whites and a counter for blacks. On the railway stations there had to be benches for whites and benches for blacks. Naturally there had to be coaches for each different type of person which meant that each train had to have almost double the number of coaches that it really needed. This terrible policy also had to be applied in hospitals, schools, prisons, etc., not to mention trams and buses in cities and towns.

Chapter 14: The Birth of Apartheid

There was to be a counter for whites and a counter for blacks. On the railway stations there had to be benches for whites and benches for blacks. Naturally there had to be coaches for each different type of person which meant that each train had to have almost double the number of coaches that it really needed. This terrible policy also had to be applied in hospitals, schools, prisons, etc., not to mention trams and buses in cities and towns.

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Skin tells the story of Sandra Laing and her struggle to fit in first with her family and later into a larger society that did not want to admit she existed at all.  To what lengths will a white family go to deny that their daughter is black?  To what lengths will the government go to assure that this family unit is unsustainable?  How is Sandra supposed to survive, live, grow into an adult?  Those questions and more are asked and answered by Skin.

Skin tells the story of Sandra Laing and her struggle to fit in first with her family and later into a larger society that did not want to admit she existed at all. To what lengths will a white family go to deny that their daughter is black? To what lengths will the government go to assure that this family unit is unsustainable? How is Sandra supposed to survive, live, grow into an adult? Those questions and more are asked and answered by Skin.

Memories enshrined: the entrance to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Gard Karlsen

Memories enshrined: the entrance to the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Gard Karlsen


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The Afrikaners where shaped as 'race patriots' and revealed an aggressive nationalism, which led them to aspire to self-determination and complete dominance of South Africa. This, together with a fear of the black majority, explain the implementation of the policy of apartheid (racial segregation).

The Afrikaners where shaped as 'race patriots' and revealed an aggressive nationalism, which led them to aspire to self-determination and complete dominance of South Africa. This, together with a fear of the black majority, explain the implementation of the policy of apartheid (racial segregation).

When I was a kid I asked my mom what that sign means (it was all over back in the days)... She had no answer

When I was a kid I asked my mom what that sign means (it was all over back in the days)... She had no answer

Under de Kock's leadership, C10—later known as C1—became a death squad which hunted down and killed opponents of the National Party and the apartheid system.

Under de Kock's leadership, C10—later known as C1—became a death squad which hunted down and killed opponents of the National Party and the apartheid system.

Africa's "Jim Crow", Apartheid! | African American Registry (Photo: Sign from the Apartheid days)

Africa's "Jim Crow", Apartheid! | African American Registry (Photo: Sign from the Apartheid days)

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.  -Nelson Mandela

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -Nelson Mandela

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