Our country needs… Equality
Nothing in life is guaranteed, but there is one thing that we all expect to receive throughout our lifetime: to be treated equally in the same manner as the person next to us. This general modern day consensus was not the norm throughout the history of South Africa. No matter how much we try to not look back upon our obtuse behavior towards particular ethnic groups, what took place cannot be undone. The only positive effect that can be derived from the past is to learn from these mistakes.
Apartheid was created by the Nationalist Party, a party that represented a prevailing minority that wanted to remain forever powerful. Their law not only helped keep the elite group in power, it further separated those who had been on the boundary of their group. Due to apartheid in South Africa, whites were historically favored in the work place, consequently resulting in Blacks, Indians and Coloreds being disadvantaged.
Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-Apartheid revolutionary and politician, had a childhood that was very important in shaping him to be the man he was. After his father lost his land in 1919 due to Apartheid it would have affected Mandela's opinion of how the country works as he grew up, and when he was 16 he was told that "Blacks were slaves in their own country". He grew up with the opinion that his country needed a better rule, because of how unfair it was to Black people. His earliest decisions to fight for Black liberation were made here. Through Nelson Mandela’s victory from South Africa’s first ever multiracial elections, which was believed to be rooted from his early political awareness, the nation had from then been liberated from their oppressing past. Thus, South Africa should use this transition into the Post-Apartheid era to create positive changes in their political and social scene.
Affirmative Action was a policy which South Africa adopted to promote equality on factors such as race, religion, gender, sexual...