What's the Word?

by Southern Africa Solidarity Committee
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Undated, possibly Fall 1979
1 page
Type: Leaflet
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
This leaflet says apartheid, which means separateness, is the name given by the government of South Africa to its system of racial segregation, oppression and exploitation. The country of South Africa is composed of 18.6 million Blacks who are controlled in all aspects of their lives by the 4.5 million whites. THE FACTS THEMSELVES TELL THE STORY. The South African parliament is composed entirely of white. A white worker may be paid anywhere from 5 to 20 times as much as a black receives for the same work. Educational expenses per black child was 28 Rand while 482 Rand was spent on each white child. 272,887 blacks in South Africa were arrested for offenses relating to the pass laws in 1978.
Collection: Dean McHenry, Jr. Southern Africa Collection, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections