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Source: DEZALB

 

Apartheid was perfect racism. it took centuries to develop, starting all the way back in 1652 when the Dutch East India Company landed at the Cape of Good Hope and establishing a trading colony. Kaapstad, later known as Cape Town, a rest stop for ships traveling between Europe and India. To impose white rule, the Dutch colonists went to war with the natives, ultimately developing a set of laws to subjugate and enslave them. When the British took over the Cape Colony, the descendants of the original Dutch settlers trekked inland and developed their own language, culture, and customs, eventually becoming their own people, the Afrikaners – the white tribe of Africa.

By Trevor Noah

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