My Conversation with Peter Thiel about Apartheid… And its Unfolding Aftermath
Julie Lythcott-Haims
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I’m a white South African, and didn’t experience apartheid(separatism) but grew up in the aftermath and there are still growing pains in our new democracy.

The statement I want to respond to is the one Peter Thiel made towards apartheid being a sound economic system. I’m always shocked when old black South African men say that they miss the old days of apartheid because they had “enough”.

I have always wondered why. I came to my own conclusion about this. They were already old men when apartheid ended, and struggled to build a better life with their new found freedom(and responsibilities).