However, European states are largely blamed for the slave trade, because of the large implications it had on Africa. African kingdoms were exploited for slaves in return for weapons, gunpowder and gold, which doesn’t compare to the millions of people that have been forcibly relocated to work as slaves. In the BBC News article by Will Ross, it is stated that “There has also been an impact on African culture”. With the loss of millions of people, African states had slowly lost their ability to gain economic, social and cultural independence, because as soon as slavery was abolished, European states immediately returned to colonise most of the continent. Ghana is a prime example of a country that had to deal with the burden of the slave trade where “the scene in many rural areas appears to have changed little with grass thatched mud-walled huts”, this is inadvertently caused by the transatlantic slave trade.
On paper it appeared to call for equal development and freedom of cultural expression, but the way in which it was implemented made this impossible. Apartheid was a step up from segregation. The Apartheid system made laws that forced the different racial groups to live separately and develop separately but at the same time it caused great inequality and suffering for the majority of South Africans. It tried to stop all inter-marriage
As the influx of young African male slaves decreased, women slaves were moved from the house to the field where they composed nearly 60% of the labor force. Women slaves, however tended to compose the second gang of sugar production while the male slaves dug the holes. The fact that female African slaves were versatile in both areas, domestic and agricultural, created the popular image of them as the time as somewhat animalistic because of their unparalleled female
Apartheid The unbelievable crimes that have occurred in South Africa are horrific. The fight for freedom and democracy has cost many innocent lives and harm to almost all black South Africans. Apartheid was the policy of segregation or discrimination or ground of race. Even though the fight has come a long way it is not over yet. It all started in 1948, when the government of South Africa introduced new laws putting a fine line between black and white.
Apartheid was a law enacted by the white minority that allowed legal racial segregation against the black South Africans created by the minority, the white South Africans. Apartheid was created in 1948 and lasted until Nelson Mandela became president in 1994. Although Apartheid is long gone, and it ending has created a better South Africa, the scars of Apartheid are still there. While David Smith, a reporter from The Guardian, was in South Africa he said, "The whites are pretending it didn't happen; the blacks are pretending to forgive,” (Smith). This really shows how Apartheid didn’t just affect the black South Africans but also the white South Africans who are now feeling ‘attacked’, political parties use skin color as the basis to attack others, those who are being attacked are the black South Africans.
Previously, life for Africans was similar to any other society: their society had artisans, musicians, farmers, priests, and craftsmen. Art was being produced and culture was expressed. African elites had been in power and functioned in the local economy.
In South Africa, family life and the way one cares for their family is influenced by issues of race, class and gender. Socio-political issues like apartheid have shaped the family life in South Africa over the years. Apartheid was a system of control, put in place by the white minority government to oppress non-whites by treating them like animals and also in the process, breaking up their families. Apartheid had an effect on family life in South Africa. It regulated many things like families and the hierarchy in South Africa (Bray, Gooskens, Moses, Kahn, Seeking, 2010: 48).
Both would migrate from their hometowns in search of better employment in order to start a new life. Although, arguably the distance they went differed. Men were more willing to go further away in order to find new opportunities, whilst women tended to stick to cities that weren 't more than a few hours away for their home town. Additionally, motives for migration differed between men and women in that men migrated for economic gain, and women migrated more for the social purpose of acquiring a husband and to start a
There have been various perceptions concerning the history of Africa, and some of these have portrayed Africa in more negative than positive ways. In an attempt to examine the historical aspect of Africa through various lenses, this essay presents an analysis of evidence that have been brought forth towards understanding Africa’s role in world history, as well as reasons and lessons from the negative portrayal of Africa. The history of Africa has been viewed and understood through a variety of lenses in the past few hundred years. To begin with, the origin of the name Africa in itself has drawn a number of controversies that stem from the different perspectives through which the name has been examined. A general scholarly explanation holds
An example of which, although forced, would be South Africa during apartheid. South Africa was largely unable to trade with any countries due to international sanctions and few international companies would invest in the country and stay invested for fear of their public image. The South African government, fearing national security, began developing weapons in the country. Although advanced weaponry such as helicopters, aircraft and naval vessel could not be made due to a lack of advancements in the scientific fields. During this time South Africa’s main use of national capital was towards providing arms for security and thus neglecting public services such as schooling and health care, further reducing education levels.