- (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid former policy of segregating and economically and politically oppressing the nonwhite population.
- any system or practice that separates people according to color, ethnicity, caste, etc.
Origin of apartheid
Examples from the Web for anti-apartheid
The more violent aspect of the anti-apartheid movement was, safe to say, largely lost on Occidental College protestors.How Obama's Shallow Worldview Failed Us
August 29, 2014
But he also delighted the crowd with his close knowledge of the anti-apartheid movement.Obama Says Goodbye to Mandela
December 10, 2013
For a young journalist in South Africa Nelson Mandela as a young ANC leader was a major source on the anti-apartheid struggle.Mandela, My Source: One Journalist’s Memory of Clandestine Meetings
December 6, 2013
When working together, people experience what Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero, called “the multiplication of courage.”Mark Hertsgaard Analyzes the Psychology of Climate-Change Activism
July 14, 2013
In March, there will be anti-apartheid activities at many colleges.The False Apartheid Narrative
February 28, 2013
- opposed to apartheidthe anti-apartheid movement
- (in South Africa) the official government policy of racial segregation; officially renounced in 1992
Word Origin and History for anti-apartheid
1947 (policy begun 1948), from Afrikaans apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political context), literally "separateness," from Dutch apart "separate" (from French àpart; see apart) + suffix -heid, cognate of English -hood. The official English synonym was separate development (1955).
"Segregation" is such an active word that it suggests someone is trying to segregate someone else. So the word "apartheid" was introduced. Now it has such a stench in the nostrils of the world, they are referring to "autogenous development." [Alan Paton, "New York Times," Oct. 24, 1960]