Diversity In African Society

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The modernity of African society is a product of past urbanization, westernization and industrialization, developments which were particularly substantial during the periods of colonization of African land, when change and evolution was forced upon the native people (Seekings, 2018). Various forms of exclusion and oppression are evident in modern African society, crumbs left behind from a past of the likes of white supremacy; slavery; and the results of sudden drastic economic inclines and declines. Colonization was the process that acted as the initiation of the formation of several social divisions, these divisions still presenting themselves within African society. Some of the most notable of these groupings, which shall be further discussed, include the race divide, the class divide and the culture divide. It is very often the case that these divisions are coalesced, connected in some way or another. An example of this would be the result of previous racial discrimination against black people in countries such as South Africa, which forced the majority of people of colour into the lower class category. The racial divide determined a class divide through the repression and segregation of black people. It may be fair to say that racial segregation between black people and white people became the major segregator during the European colonization of Africa, promoting powerful and dominant racism. Because of this history, racism and racial segregation is still a deep-seated

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