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Today’s America Reminds Me of South Africa in 1985

Will white Americans avoid Apartheid-era mistakes and get out of history’s way?

South Africans protesting apartheid in the 1980s. Photo: Paul Weinberg. Wikimedia Commons CC=by-SA 3.0

The images and videos of protests and riots in the U.S.A. remind me of my teenage years — the 1980s — in South Africa. It isn’t only the outrage, the police brutality, or the heavily-armed pot-bellied white civilians just itching to get into the…

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