Monday, September 07, 2009


i have seen this word an abnormal number of times in the past month and i had no idea what it was or even how to pronounce it. after learning its meaning, i now understand much better why i have been seeing it so frequently, as it is the allegorical basis of the movie district 9.

apartheid - (a-part-hide) (noun) a policy of separation or segregation due to race

this is an afrikaans word meaning separateness, or literally 'aparthood'. it comes from a period of south african history between 1948-1994 when different racial groups were forced to live apart from each other.

other types of apartheid

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