Although my country gained autonomy from Great Britian in 1934, the effects of imperialism lasted in South Africa. Dutch (white) settlers called Afrikaners had total control over the government and they decided to impose the social policy known as apartheid in 1948.
Apartheid not only segregates social classes by black and white, but it also legally forbids inter-marriage between colored people and whites. Everywhere you walk in South Africa you will see examples of this segregation, separated bathrooms, schools, and even hospitals. Politically, only white people are allowed to vote.
It always seems impossible until it's done
Although it may seem unlawful for an entire race to suffer these abuses, Apartheid is entirely legal. The current South African government supports the unequal separartion of races.
The fight is not without supporters. In 1912 black South Africans formed the ANC (African National Congress). The ANC organizes strikes and boycotts against racist policies. One particularly bad riot that broke out in Soweto, left 600 students dead.