Uncle Al:

But blacks are not dumb enough not to fight for their rights and freedoms, are they? So I guess that places you in a bit of a dilemna:

Apartheid at Wikipedia

The principal apartheid laws were as follows:

* The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949)
* Amendment to The Immorality Act (1950)
o This law made it a criminal offence for a white person to have any sexual relations with a person of a different race.
* The Population Registration Act (1950)
o This law required all citizens to register as black, white or coloured.
* The Suppression of Communism Act (1950)
o This law banned any opposition party the government chose to label as "communist".
* The Group Areas Act (27 April 1950)
o This law barred people of particular races from various urban areas.
* The Reservation of Separate Amenities Act (1953)
o This law prohibited people of different races from using the same public amenities, such as drinking fountains, restrooms, and so on.
* The Bantu Education Act (1953)
o This law brought in various measures expressly designed to reduce the level of education attainable by black people.
* The Mines and Work Act (1956)
o This law formalised racial discrimination in employment.
* The Promotion of Black Self-Government Act (1958)
o This law set up nominally independent "homelands" for black people. In practice, the South African government had a strong influence over these bantustans.
* Black Homeland Citizenship Act (1971)
o This law changed the status of the inhabitants of the 'homelands' so that they were no longer citizens of South Africa, and therefore had none of the rights that came with citizenship.
* The Afrikaans Medium Decree (1974) required the use of Afrikaans in schools


The apartheid system

Apartheid in South Africa from day to day

Apartheid was implemented by the law. The following restrictions were not only social but were strictly enforced by law:

* Non-whites were excluded from national government and were unable to vote except in elections for segregated bodies.
* Non-whites were not allowed to run businesses or professional practices in any areas designated as being for whites only. Although this was theoretically a prohibition applied symmetrically to blacks and whites, every significant metropolis and practically every significant shopping and business district was in a white area.
* Black and white transport and civil facilities were segregated.
* Blacks (except for a few who had "Section 10" rights), who comprised over 60% of the population, were excluded from living or working in white areas, unless they had a pass. Whites required passes in black areas.
o A pass was only issued to someone who had approved work; spouses and children had to be left behind in the non-white area.
o A pass was issued for one magisterial district confining the holder to that area only.
o Being without a valid pass made a person subject to immediate arrest and summary trial, often followed by "deportation" to the person's "homeland". Police vans containing sjambok-wielding officers roamed the "white area" to round up the "illegal" blacks.

The interior of a black man's pass book.
The interior of a black man's pass book.

Black areas rarely had plumbing or electricity. Hospitals were segregated: the white hospitals being the match of any in the western world while black hospitals were seriously understaffed, underfunded and far too few in number to match the white hospitals. Ambulances were segregated, forcing the race of the person to be correctly identified when the ambulance was called. A "white" ambulance would not take a black to a hospital. Black ambulances typically contained little or no medical equipment.

In the 1970s each black child's education cost the state only a tenth of each white child's. Higher education was practically impossible for most blacks.

Trains and buses were segregated, with third-class carriages reserved for black travellers. Black buses stopped at black bus stops and white buses at white ones.

Public beaches were racially segregated, with the majority (including all of the best ones) reserved for whites. Public swimming pools and libraries were racially segregated but there were practically no black pools or black libraries.

Sex and marriage between the races was prohibited.

Cinemas in white areas were not allowed to admit blacks. Restaurants and hotels were not allowed to admit blacks, except as staff.

Although trade unions for black and "Coloured" (mixed race) workers had existed since the early 20th century, it was not until the piecemeal reforms of the early 1980s that trade unions for black workers were recognised by the government, and strikes remained banned. The minimum yearly taxable income for blacks was 360 rand (30 rand a month), while the white threshold was much higher, at 750 rand (62.5 rand per month).

Apartheid pervaded South African culture, as well as the law. The perception of non-white South Africans as second-class citizens was reinforced in many media, and the lack of opportunities for the races to mix in a social setting entrenched white attitudes of superiority - often demonstrated in hostile, rude or patronising behaviour.

Anyway Uncle Al, aren't you a bit of an anachronism? Shouldn't you be bemoaning the lack of segregation by IQ rather than griping over the differences in average IQ of countries/races? Wouldn't that be more scientific?