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SOUTH AFRICAN APARTHEIDHIS 100 PROJECT 3: MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONASHLEY BOLSTER
MY TOPIC•In post-apartheid South Africa, how has the relationship between the police and citizens changed?•A police force that had upheld the laws of apartheid had to “break with their racist, violent, and unaccountable past” (Marks, 2000).
HISTORICAL LENSES•Social •Laws were created that enforced a wide-ranging system of racial segregation (Msimang, 2018)•Petty Apartheid•Segregation of public facilities•Grand Apartheid•Segregation of work, school, land
HISTORICAL LENSES•Socio-Economic•Laws restricted non-whites from obtaining certain jobs•Non-whites were forced into laboring jobs with little pay, forcing them into poverty•Whites working in the same industry as non-whites received more pay. “Africans on average earned wages that were only 5 to 25 per cent as large as those earned by whites” (Curtis, 1984).
HISTORICAL LENSES•Political•Rapid economic development of WWII•Attracted Black migrant workers•Escalated rate of black urbanization went un-noticed by the South African government•Created overcrowding and increased crime rates•White population reacted negatively to the influx of blacks •“This allowed for the National Party to convince a large segment of the voting block that the impotence of the United Party in curtailing the