03 March 2008

Sharpeville Day goes international: The Christian Radical

I wasn't aware that 21 March was observed as an International day to eliminate racism, but The Christian Radical: March 1: Struggles Against Racism are not Over! indicates that it is not just observed in South Africa as Human Rights Day:
A series of events to commemorate March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racism. March 21 marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when police opened fire on hundreds of South Africans protesting against Apartheid's passbook laws, killing 67 and wounding 186...
... and to judge from recent events in South Africa, here too racism refuses to roll over and die.

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