SOUTH AFRICA: Apartheid Television

SOUTH AFRICA Apartheid Television

Ach, man, can't you see what'II happen? It's afternoon. The kaffir's in the living room on his hands and knees sweeping the carpet. Someone's left the television on. He looks up at the screen. He sees a chorus line of white girls with scanty costumes. What does he do? Of course, he runs upstairs and rapes the madam.

So go the oft-expressed racial fears of the stern Calvinist Afrikaner society, which for years has successfully resisted the introduction of "the little bioscope," as TV is called in South Africa. Their chief...

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