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1[mass noun] (in South Africa) a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.
prejudice, bias, bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, unfairness, inequity, favouritism, one-sidedness, partisanshipView synonyms
- ‘South Africa returned to the Commonwealth in 1994 after the policy of apartheid had been abandoned.’
- ‘I was born in South Africa and under apartheid, if you were black, you were regarded as a terrorist.’
- ‘Growing up in South Africa during apartheid, he has a clue about what it means to have minority groups in a society.’
- ‘I lived for many years in South Africa, during the dark days of apartheid.’
- ‘Similar methods helped bring apartheid to an end in South Africa.’
- ‘I was part of the first Scottish educational mission to South Africa since apartheid was dismantled.’
- ‘We urgently need to build a solidarity movement on the scale of those against South African apartheid and the Vietnam War in the past.’
- ‘But apartheid, the system that dominated every aspect of South African life, is over.’
- ‘People are taking full advantage of the democratic spaces won against apartheid.’
- ‘An interesting point that Rose was quoted on in the Guardian was that he applied the same boycott to South Africa under apartheid.’
- ‘This was as part of a protest against South Africa's policy of apartheid.’
- ‘Black people's struggle against apartheid in South Africa attracted immense worldwide solidarity.’
- ‘It was inspired by the economic boycotts that helped end apartheid in South Africa.’
- ‘It is the same story in every subsequent popular revolution, up to and including the overthrow of apartheid in South Africa.’
- ‘Also arrested were dozens of former fighters in the struggle to liberate South Africa from apartheid.’
- ‘Never shy of taking risks, the series tackled such contentious issues as feminism and South African apartheid.’
- ‘Would they copy the South African model and adopt a system of apartheid, based on skin colour?’
- ‘Observers said it was the most momentous political development since the end of apartheid in South Africa.’
- ‘Incredibly, a decade after the end of apartheid this system still exists.’
- ‘The difference is that under apartheid that was the official policy of the Government.’
- 1.1Segregation on grounds other than race.‘sexual apartheid’
- ‘It is apartheid and would be unthinkable in modern society were the segregation based on race or colour.’
- ‘It would mean a permanent nuclear apartheid based not on the original deal, but on who could acquire a weapon.’
- ‘Perhaps the authorities are guiding us towards complete apartheid.’
- ‘I believed I knew all about social apartheid which existed in Brazil, until I read the book.’
- ‘Surely someone can tackle this sorry case of recycling apartheid.’
- ‘He is a virulent racist who wants racial apartheid in Austria's schools.’
- ‘The leader of the moderate ATL teachers' union has condemned this as creating apartheid for refugee children.’
- ‘The marginalization of the poor countries created a state of global apartheid.’
- ‘As a community we can remain largely in denial of apartheid in education.’
- ‘There you have gender apartheid and segregation which is very discriminatory against girls and women.’
- ‘Virtual apartheid is a fact of life in almost every urban school I visit nowadays.’
- ‘Every year, this educational apartheid was worsened as a new batch of entrants deserted the state sector.’
- ‘They argue that more international attention is needed on what amounts to hidden apartheid.’
- ‘The segregation of women and sexual apartheid are seen as a desirable state for women in society.’
- ‘If you haven't spoken to these people, it is hard to explain just how obsessed with sexual apartheid they are.’
- ‘How viable is the latter without a transformation to remove the economic apartheid that has outlived the political?’
- ‘Education apartheid in Limerick city is a scandal.’
- ‘If children are educated separately then it's a kind of apartheid.’
- ‘Everyone in the country lives under a fierce system of sexual apartheid.’
- ‘Yet of course it is they who practiced linguistic apartheid, and the system we propose which could bring this to an end.’
1940s: from Afrikaans, literally separateness, from Dutch apart separate + -heid (equivalent of -hood).
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