Learning from Past Mistakes

After more than 300 years of colonialism and 40 years of a race policy that gave the world one of its ugliest words, apartheid, South Africa is an apt venue for the U.N.'s World Conference Against Racism. Even with the creation of a new, black-majority democracy, an integrating society and a constitution that condemns all forms of discrimination, South Africans are still struggling with a lingering legacy of racial intolerance. And even before the U.N.'s week-long conference...

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