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Apartheid

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/23/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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scots

Con

My opponent will be arguing that Apartheid should still be in place and should have never ended. I will be arguing that Apartheid was not necessary and should not have happened and should have never took place.

first round acceptance, good luck to you :)
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

And I will be arguing why i should stay in place I'll let my opponent go first
Debate Round No. 1
scots

Con

Definitions:
Apartheid: racial segregation; specifically : a former policy of segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-European groups in the Republic of South Africa

Racism: poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
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Apartheid in the Afrikaans language means "apartness" or separateness . This term was first used as a name for the official policy of the National Party in 1948. Before the use of Apartheid racial segregation, by law was widely practiced. The Group Areas Act of 1950 established residential and business sectors based of "race". This also strengthened the existing laws that required "non-whites" to travel without identification card. Other Laws forbade social contact between those of European decent and those of other nationalities. They established separate education systems, reduced number of "non-white" labor unions, denied any "non-white" participation in the national government, also the government created a series of black African "Homelands", they were partly self governing but economically it depended on the South African Government. These homelands were not recognized by international governments. Apartheid was always treated as internal criticism, and led to many violent protests, strikes, and acts of sabotage.

So you see how unjust this system of Apartheid was. The South African National police did terrible atrocities against non-blacks and people who supported them. Apartheid as I said was seen as an internal issue, if anything like Apartheid happened again today it would be considered a humanitarian issue and would probably cause foreign countries to take action.

The people who settled in South Africa did fight hard for their land but I do not think that gives them an excuse to do what they did.

"When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw". Nelson Mandela

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SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

SCOTSKNIGHT12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
scots

Con

I will forfeit this round letting my opponent do his rebuttals next round.
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

SCOTSKNIGHT12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
scots

Con

Well I guess this debate is over vote Con.

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, They can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than it's opposite." Nelson Mandela
SCOTSKNIGHT12

Pro

SCOTSKNIGHT12 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by negroid 2 years ago
negroid
long live apartheid
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