In today’s modern world there’s still some racism in parts of the world and I don’t think that it’ll ever disappear entirely from the face of the earth.
But our world is nonetheless free from The Apartheids grip on human lives.
From century to century the stories have all been the same. Europeans against natives or as we like to call it white people against black people.
I want to talk about The Apartheid in South-Africa, mostly because they came worst out of the Apartheid era.
In this text I will discuss how the Apartheid affected the lives and relationships between Europeans and natives based on the movie SKIN.
At the end I will explain my own thoughts of opinion.
But before I begin, I’ll explain what Apartheid is, and then give a small summary of the movie SKIN...
The movie SKIN is based on the book When She Was White: The True Story of a Family Divided by Race written by Judith Stone.
In the movie we follow the South-African woman Sandra Laing who was born to white parents and classified as Colored during the Apartheid era, presumably due to a genetic case of atavism.
She doesn’t quite understand why white people don’t want to engage with her in any way since she thinks of herself as one of them.
Neither does she get why black people do engage with her and later laughs when she tells them she is white.
She grows older and starts to understand more why the races are being divided.
Not liking her situation by being white, she starts a relationship to a black man. By doing so, she put both her family and later her own life in a problematic situation.
So how exactly did this movie give us an insight into life and relationships between white people and black people In South-Africa during the Apartheid era?
We already know that towns and cities got divided by race.
This included their homes, schools, and public places and so much more.
Millions of natives or black people had to move away from their homes so that the Whites could use it for themselves as they wished.