Felicia Mabuza-Suttle: I'm reliving apartheid in the US
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RELIVING #APARTHEID UNDER TRUMP. Do our children know what we went through as black people in #SouthAfrica? Listen to how eloquently @joyannreid of @msnbc compares @realdonaldtrump's racist policies to those of #apartheid South Africa. She is on point! This brought back memories of growing up as a little girl in South Africa, traumatized by police arresting black men, including my father and uncle, and walking them for hours handcuffed in pairs, as they rounded up neighborhoods asking men for #Passbooks. I still hear the echoes of that Afrikaneer man's mean voice: "Pass jong!" Remember telling my brother and sister, I was happy I was not a man, and thus would not be arrested for a #Passbook. To this day, those memories remain indelible in my mind. I remember seeing Black men thrown into the back of a police van. I can still hear that deafening knock on the door, in the middle of the night, from the Afrikaner police shouting, "Open the door, police, #Permit," or #Pass. #JoyReid of @amjoyshow articulates this so well in this clip. I live in an upscale neighborhood in Atlanta, but I never do my afternoon exercise walks, without my driver's license on me, for fear of being stopped by the police. Ironically, I feel safer taking my walks in Miami. My black neighbor in Atlanta, recently told me that she was stopped by a policeman, who doubted she lived in this "upscale neighborhood." The policeman asked for her driver's license. This is the new America under #Trump. I am witnessing/reliving #apartheid under #Trump. Ironically, I found out that some of the former white South Africans who live in Atlanta, who migrated to the US, are staunch supporters of #Trumpism and proudly support #DonaldTrump.
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