Please explain one specific example of social injustice during Apartheid in South Africa.

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mkoren | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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There were many examples of social injustice during Apartheid in South Africa.  One example is the Population Registration Act of 1950.  This divided the people of South Africa into four classes.  These classes were white, mixed, colored, and Asian.  As a result of this law, families were often separated.  In addition, people who weren't in the white class often couldn't get land nor could they freely move around without documentation in the white areas. Some of these people were forced to move from their and received very little money for the homes they were forced to sell. Many of these people ended living in poverty because of this policy. Additionally, there were segregated facilities to keep the races apart. There were many injustices during the Apartheid Era in South Africa. The class into which a person was placed had a huge impact on their life and their future.

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