8PSHE – Mr Dettman – Diversity

Dear 8PSHE,

Please write a minimum half, to one-page reflection, in which you cover the following questions on Apartheid:

(It would be worth doing a little more research into Apartheid before answering)  Try this if you need some more info: http://www.ducksters.com/history/civil_rights/apartheid.php

  • What is Diversity?
  • What was Apartheid in South Africa?
  • How did South Africa’s Apartheid go against the idea of Diversity?
  • Who was Nelson Mandela, and what part did he play in restoring Diversity to South Africa?
  • Personal reflection on Apartheid – how did covering the topic make you feel.

Rugby-World Cup-Themed Extension: Watch Invictus – why was the Rugby World Cup in South Africa such a huge event in the nation’s recent history?

Extension: How many of the following International Race Rights, did Apartheid go against, and in what way?

  • The right to freedom of movement and residence within the border of the State.
  • The right to leave any country, including one’s own, and to return to one’s country.
  • The right to nationality.
  • The right to marriage and choice of spouse.
  • The right to own property alone as well as in association with others.
  • The right to freedom of thought, conscience & religion.
  • The right to freedom of opinion and expression.
  • The right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

3 thoughts on “8PSHE – Mr Dettman – Diversity

  1. jordangooch

    sir here is my hl;

    *What is Diversity?*
    Diversity is where people come together, not to be separated, and treated differently, like apartheid. They get the chance to be together, and have an opportunity to do great things, when together. United.

    *What was Apartheid in South Africa?*
    Apartheid was a bad thing, where blacks were separated from whites. Given a hard life, they got paid less, worse jobs, different transports, all of this and more. It was a system of racial segregation, which basically means they separated people by their colour, and their race, how bad is that? Even though there were more black people than white, whites still were allowed to change the rules, and the laws, to their own.

    *How did South Africa’s Apartheid go against the idea of Diversity?*
    Diversity is a totally different thing to apartheid, it is about people coming together, mixed races joining together with a bond solid tight, whereas apartheid is all about separation and unfairness to mixed races. Apartheid goes against the idea of diversity, because they are two different things, the opposite of each other.

    *Who was Nelson Mandela, and what part did he play in restoring Diversity to South Africa?*
    Nelson Mandela was a lawyer, also a leader of a non violent protest group named ANC (African National Congress.) After 69 protesters were killed by police at the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, he led a group called the Umkhonto we Sizwe. They took military action 😦 😦 😦 against the government, bombing buildings. He was arrested in 1962, and sent to prison 😦 😦 😦 for *27* years. Whilst he was in prison, he became a symbol for the people against apartheid 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Once he was out of prison, he was ready to fight for peace, equality, and mainly diversity. later on in life he was awarded the Nobel peace prize, and was the first black president of south Africa.
    *his famous quotes:*
    “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
    “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    *Personal reflection on Apartheid – how did covering the topic make you feel?*
    it makes me feel terrible, because I feel like I was part of that, even though wasn’t alive then. my mum was born in South Africa, when it was all equal, and they were not with the rules of apartheid.

    I am going to do the extensions tomorrow, thank you sir 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. samuel clark

    Diversity means being in a religion, colour or even gender. It means you get treated equally no matter what you look like or what you believe in.

    Apartheid in South Africa was when the white people could only vote, this lead to a white president who thought every coloured or black person should be put in different districts from the white. He also thought coloured and black people should not be aloud near white people, they weren’t aloud in the same toilet, same side of beach, same bus and even same school. One interesting thing, there was a bigger population of black and coloured people than white.

    Apartheid and diversity are in conflict with each other, as apartheid is when they where treated by there skin colour. Moreover, diversity is the opposite, it shows peace and everyone is treated equally, no matter their beliefs or how they look.

    Nelson Mandela was a coloured man who was effected by apartheid. He was part of a freedom fighting group called ANC (African National Congress), he was a lawyer who was well educated. Eventually Mandela was put in prison. He was in jail for 27 years, while he was there, he sparked hope, rebellion and world attention. In addition, countries refused to trade with South Africa. He was released in 1992 and was elected president in 1994.

    Apartheid made me feel shocked at what a country I live in compare with other countries, could do such a thing. I think it is wrong to judge people by what they look like, or where they come from. At the end of the day we are all the same, no matter what we believe in, or what we look like.

    Black people, or coloured people from different countries were treated by the white people differently.

  3. jay dicken

    the definition of diversity-The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect.It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along
    the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration
    of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the
    rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.
    the definition of apartheid in south Africa- word meaning “the state of being apart”, literally “apart-hood”) was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994. Under apartheid, the rights, associations, and movements of the majority black inhabitants and other ethnic groups were curtailed and Afrikaner minority rule was maintained. Apartheid was developed after World War II by the Afrikaner-dominated National Party and Broederbond organizations.

    nelson mandela-Chief among African leaders, Nelson Mandela is one of few statesmen to have achieved almost universal respect around the world and across the political spectrum.
    His role in fighting apartheid, his imprisonment on Robben Island – where he came to symbolise the struggle of oppressed people around the world – and his ability to steer South Africa through the crisis of its rebirth earned him the international reputation of benevolent negotiator and quintessential peacemaker.
    its made me feel like nelson was a very good man and that he put other people before him


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