Yorbing Staff Wednesday August 21, 2019
*Featured: SABC Digital News, August 21, 2019, Youtube.
NPR.org, Bill Chappell, ‘Court Limits Display Of South Africa’s Old Apartheid Flag, Citing Hateful Legacy’, Aug 21, 2019.
A South African court is restricting gratuitous displays of the country’s old apartheid-era flag, calling the banner “a vivid symbol of white supremacy and black disenfranchisement and suppression.”
The flag was the official standard of South Africa from 1928 until the end of apartheid in 1994, when it was replaced by a six-color flag whose Y-shape symbolizes unity. On Wednesday, the Equality Court ruled that the old flag is “a symbol that immortalizes the period of a system of racial segregation, racial oppression through apartheid, and of South Africa as an international pariah state that dehumanized the black population.”
The lawsuit was filed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which said displaying the apartheid flag amounted to hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment against black people.
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