Dr. Oliver Lawrence
Technology and Education Social Justice Series
This is a collection of essays about living under Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid officially spans the years 1948 through 1994, the years when the Nationalist Party ruled South Africa through purely racist legislation and absolute enforcement through police, army, bureaucratic officials and ordinary citizens. The daily life was filled with Apartheid encounters and with strategies to live with dignity in a police state built on indignity. These are accounts of humanity in a state of inhumanity. These are struggles for justice in an environment of injustice. Ultimately these are chronicles of the failure to destroy or diminish the human spirit.
How do oppressed people hear the news? There are oppressor eyes and oppressed eyes. There are oppressor perspectives and oppressed perspectives. But most of the time there are oppressed ears that hear what is not said at all while oppressor ears can only hear what is said.
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