Apartheid in South Africa significantly affected people’s lives. This system of governance divided the country along racial lines. It increased racial prejudice between the people of South Africa, since the white race was deemed superior to others. Apartheid laws favored the whites at the expense of other races in the country. For instance, white people had access to the best public facilities, unlike their non-white counterparts (e.g., Indians, coloreds, and blacks). As a result, the black population was adversely affected. Their career options were limited, and unlike the whites, they received a second-rate education. High school education was the most many could hope for, and, as such, they could not pursue high-paying careers in fields like medicine or law. Furthermore, blacks would not be allowed into certain territories without providing their identification cards. Ultimately, Apartheid claimed many people’s lives, dispossessed many blacks, and caused unmitigated racial discrimination.