Position Paper of Action Against Apartheid of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

by Action Against Apartheid
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Undated, mid-February or March 1987?
2 pages
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: Our Goals • Our Approach to the Connection between African Liberation and Racism • Experiences of Our Organizing Efforts • The paper focuses attention on the liberation movements in Southern Africa and on the effects of apartheid’s regional war and expresses support for ANC, SWAPO, and the progressive, anti-apartheid nations of the region in their struggle against South African racists and the imperialist powers. The organization seeks to mobilize public opinion against the racism central to the policies of the Pretoria regime and current U.S. policy in Southern Africa and also to contribute to the larger progressive movement, in particular combating racism. The paper discusses the most glaring feature of the history of the anti-apartheid movement on our campus, namely the rapid transformation it underwent two years ago from a predominately Black-led to a predominately white-led movement. This manifested itself as a steady attrition of Black supporters, which left a small group of activists, followed by a rapid influx of white supporters after the erection of shanties on campus. The paper discusses racist domestic policy, the struggle for social justice, racial segregation, and racial unity at rallies.
Used by permission of Dale T. McKinley, a former member of Action Against Apartheid.
Collection: Private collection of Dale T. McKinley