RE: Neutrality is Assent to the Oppressor
I mean apartheid in the general sense as the mentality of elitism of one race over another.
That is certainly still prevalent in some groups of people as I understand it today.
I was in South Africa in 2009.
As far as I was aware there were no explicit laws dividing people by race or colour but regardless the division was still obvious in a strictly social sense.
I have not read a history book on South African apartheid. So I am not aware of the time frame you are talking of.
I have simply been there and spent time with some of the people.
The conditioning of elitism takes a long time to purge out of a group.
My friend whose parents were elitist was not elitist himself. This gives some hope.
It is a complex issue that possibly neither of us have the depth of experience to truly relate to.
We are all human and after acceptance of what our past generations have done we must be patient to take the time to heal as old reactions try to renew themselves.
Apartheid in the general sense as a mentality in South Africa may be around for another generation or two.
Humans do not sometimes forget easily.