Comparison Of Equal Rights And The National Party

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The passage defines two policies in regard to equality, while focusing on the viewpoint of the National Party. One where equal rights and a universal political system govern civilization, and one in which people live isolated based on their race. The National Party felt equality was dangerous to those of European decent and therefore supported apartheid. This matters because under this segregated system, non-European races would not receive representation on important issues. This perspective is similar to that of many Americans when Jim Crow laws were in place. They promoted separate but equal facilities that in reality favored whites. Policies concerning equality were thus influenced by social norms of the time.
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