A. L. Geyer: “The Case for Apartheid”


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As one of the aftermaths of the last war, many people seem to suffer from a neurotic guilt complex with regard to colonies. This has led to a strident denunciation of the Black African’s wrongs, real or imaginary, under the white man’s rule in Africa. It is a denunciation, so shrill and emotional, that the vast debt owed by Black Africa to those same white men is lost sight of (and, incidentally, the Black African is encouraged to forget that debt). Confining myself to that area of which I know at least a very little, Africa south of the Equator, I shall say this without fear...

Source: Ruth E. Gordon and Clive Talbot, eds. From Dias to Vorster: Source Material on African History, 1488–1975. Goodwood, SA: Nasou, n.d., 1977.

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