While nearly 20 million voters were electing a government which would mark the end of over 46 years of official apartheid in South Africa, genocide was occurring in Rwanda. Apartheid is institutionalized racial segregation and oppression of non-whites by the white minority. 1 For more information on genocide, see http://www.genocidewatch.org/.
Books on display in the Heritage Room on the 5th floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library are related to the South African apartheid. Take a few minutes out of your busy days to look them over. Also check out the Helen Suzman exhibit (both exhibits are available until October 25th). Suzman was a white South African anti-apartheid liberal politician who spent 36 years in Parliament, always fighting-often single handedly- government sanctioned apartheid.
- “Apartheid.” Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. 2003. Web. 30 Aug. 2010. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apartheid.>