This chart shows us the huge population of the black South Africans compared to the white South Africans. Although the white South Africans were the minority; they were accessed to more property of land, higher national income, higher wages, and more access to doctors.
1960s- Important Year for Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela (1976) In Cape Island Prison
The 1960's in many countries was the year for justice and equality. In America, it was when the Civil Rights Movement began to form and in India, the indians were done with the british. In South Africa, people were sick of the horrible apartheid and the segregation. Nelson Mandela was in the ANC which is also known as the African National Congress; where he was now president. He made a huge impact in the early 50's by starting rallies and getting arrested multiple times for standing up to the government. Mandela and his group started to use tactics that were non-violent which help tremendously because before his tactics were based off of violence if the whites attacked; which got him into loads of trouble. However Mandela did some traveling which lead him into doing more research on his ways and figured out that in order to solve the solution, he must agree or come to some sort of agreement with the perpertraitor. In this case, it was the white minority government; that had all power. By the time, Mandela was ready to practice this, he was charged for treason and sent to prison along with many of his collages however he was treated differently. Many of the black South Africans saw this and decided to reach out by protesting and following along with his tactics. Meanwhile Nelson who was in prison decided to follow his own tactics of civil disobedience by fasting and protesting due to the discrimination that he, himself was facing in South Africa.
In the article above, it gives us a gist of the social and political issues during the apartheid in South Africa. In the beginning we are told that South Africa had many issues with its acts and the government which often lead to discrimination and racism. Many groups were targeted, specifically those who were black. The social issues often played a role with the political issues because the two were evolved around each other. In South Africa, the political party consisted of only whites and no blacks were involved at all which connected to the social issues that the government had issues. The many acts that were given out by the white minority government affected many black South Africans therefore, leaving many of the social and political issues in the same position.
In South Africa, there were limited housing to individuals that were white. Those who were white were provided housing and water at little expenses whereas those who were of color had to share housing and have limited resting with each other. This picture shows us a glimpse of life for those who were white; they lived in apartments which were not crowded and in towns that were not populated at all.
Mandela's Long Fight
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Nelson Mandela's Charastictestic leading up to being a Catalyst for Change
As explained in the beginning, Nelson Mandela was a man who was raised in a small place where he wasn't as exposed to the urban city life. He didn't live in a place where segregation was a problem and was often raised and brought up to two ideals to follow by. Those ideals included the teachings of his own tribe leaders and the law; which was what he was taught at school. With these values in mind, as he grew older he didn't let his unawareness of the reality of the apartheid affect him. In fact, due to his teachings of both, he had the goal of equality and unification of his people far before he had begun. He also had the teachings he was taught at school which would help him with the strategies needed for the strength of him joining the African National Congress (ANC). The organization was very weak and often lead violence which will lead the white minority organization further and further away but due Mandela's own teachings in schools and his education he was able to use tactics and strategies that would be beneficial in helping to end the apartheid plus the all white minority government. He enforced the idea of trying to negotiate with the government, to start of slow because if there is a starting point; it will lead to an ending point. So by negotiation with them , if things work out; then they may barter until both sides are equally treated fairly. He was arrestes however but his tactics and the way he approached the rallies, and spoke; he was inspiring to many individuals especially when he got arrested.
Mandela was sent to Jail in the 1960s, however refused to plead because of his own barter with the organization. He was sentenced to life in prision, however Mandelas own political acts didn't end when he got arrested. In jail, he noticed that he and other cell mates that were black were treated very harshly which lead to the questionmion and eventually the acts of rebeliion. He protested by fasting the meals and refusing to leave the jail cell; and other mates watched and followed Mandela, because they realized that no matter what they did to him, he stood firm. He eventually got correct food and the clothing that he had requested. Mandela even in jail or prision, never stopped working on campogns or the political world of South Africa. He would listen to roadcasts to inform him about the outside world and eventually when he was free; he went staright into working for the African National Congress. There he decided to talk about the problems in which the country was facing allowing it to be heard by all, including the government itsself. Keep in mind, Mandela was locked up for 27 years; but his passion lead him into the strong mindset of making South Africa the country, it should be.
Nelson Mandela- from 1964-1997 went to prison due to his part taking in the rallies againist the government.
CRY ME A RIVER: Above shows us a video of white people who lived in South Africa during the apartheid mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela, yet don't seem to practice what he preached and why? Because if they do then they lose their homes and jobs however keep in mind, they took the Africans property that they had lived in for more than 200 years but I mean to them its history so why care? This is who you would call a "snake". Their pulling a show for what? For television of course and the whole world to see. They all preach about equality to all in South Africa, yet live in a white minority neighborhood where they have access to the best food and water, lets not forget the housing that they have. If anything, there's not not much to say about the changes in South Africa; I mean sure, you can marry anyone and can do other things but there still is racism but you know its everywhere. till. Oh then there's the f'd up government which does nothing; resulting in its corrupted society. This just goes to show how hypocritical South African whites are. How can one do something but do the complete opposite. They are crying over a guy that they look up to yet but don't even practice what he preached. BUT I MEAN ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Thanks for reading it! If you didn't and you just skipped over to the end just remember, your probably going to fail the quiz about Nelson Mandela(: ...Therefore its going to be a personal problem not MY problem or Mr.Letke's problem, I'm literally giving you all the information Mr. Letke wanted me to put. If YOU choose to skip over, then don't complain about your grade; its your own fault ¯\_(ツ)_/¯