SOUTH AFRICA: Softening Apartheid

For more than a generation, the cornerstone of South Africa's internal policy has been apartheid, or "separate development" for the country's 16 million blacks, 4,000,000 whites, 2,000,000 "coloreds" (mixed bloods) and 750,000 Asians. To protest such racist policies, the United Nations General Assembly last week refused, by a vote of 72 to 37, to accept South Africa's credentials. It was a symbolic gesture, signifying the assembly's disapproval but carrying no force to keep the nation from taking its place in the U.N. TIME Correspondent Lee Griggs recently traveled extensively throughout South...

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