APARTHEID: CONSTITUTIONAL DISCRIMINATION

by Perry Bullard
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Undated, 1980?
Publisher: Perry Bullard - Michigan State Representative
6 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The report consists of material taken from a number of sources. The report says summarized briefly and crudely, the theory of "apartheid" posits the existence of ten culturally distinct and mutually antagonistic "peoples" or "nations" within South Africa; all white, lumped together regardless of mother tongue, constitute the "white nation"; Africans, on the other hand, are deemed to constitute a number of different nations, determined largely by language or dialectal differences. The report says the nine homelands provided for the black 70% of the South African population consist of a hodgepodge of several hundred isolated tracts of land, constituting less than 13% of the Republic's land surface. The report says for more than forty years, U.S. corporations and banks have been investing in South Africa, not merely aware of the repressive system, but clearly defending it. The report includes excerpts from a paper prepared for the Unit on Apartheid of the United Nations. The report includes material from Notes and Documents (38/78, Sept. 1978) of the United Nations, Center Against Apartheid, Dept. of Political and Security Council; analysis of information and evidence received by the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts. The report includes material from from "Objective: Justice", Vol. 7, No. 2, April/May/June 1975. The report includes information from and data obtained by Southern Africa Perspectives, January 1979. The report includes excerpts from testimony before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs hearings held 9/29/76 by Jennifer Davis, Research Director, American Committee on Africa (ACOA). The report includes quotes taken from speech by David F. Gordon, Dept. of State Conference, U.S. Foreign Policy in Africa, Detroit MI 12/13/79. The report discusses forced removals, Coloreds, Asians, "group areas", low-paid jobs, white workers, African men from the reserves, Africans, "black spots", Dr. Barbara Seidel, the Ciskei, V.W. Van der Merewe, the South African Medical Journal, the Association of Chambers of Commerce, the poverty datum line, Indians, employment, migrant labor, school attendance, children, bantustans, corporate micro-economics, black wages, white wages, the Institute for Planning Research of the University of Port Elizabeth, General Motors (GM), Ford, Chrysler, Jennifer Davis, the American Committee on Africa (ACOA), and the Department of State. • APARTHEID FORCES INTOLERABLE LIVING CONDITIONS ON BLACK, MAJORITY : DISRUPTED FAMILIES – POOR, HEALTH - MALNUTRITION - POVERTY CONDITIONS • Inhumane Banishment • Malnutrition and Infant Mortality Rate • APARTHEID MAINTAINS INTOLERABLE LIVING CONDITIONS FOR BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS BY PROHIBITING ADVANCEMENT EITHER THROUGH EMPLOYMENT OR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES • Educational Opportunities Denied Black Majority • APARTHEID ENDORSED BY UNITED STATES CORPORATIONS INVOLVED IN SOUTH AFRICA • U.S. HAS RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFRONT DISCRIMINATION [Note on date: the latest date in the document is a source dated December 13, 1979.]
Collection: Patricia L. Beeman Southern Africa Liberation Committee collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections