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What Life Was Like In South Africa During Apartheid

It was the early 1960s, and apartheid was the law of the land.

So my indomitable mum did the only thing she could do: She ordered me and my two sisters to urinate right there, very publicly, in front of the fuel pumps.

We did not disobey, but I started crying — and my sisters bawled, too. We lowered our shorts, but I was so traumatized that I simply could not go.

My widowed mother, Ethel Pillay, had driven us from our home in Zimbabwe, which was then called Rhodesia, to visit family in her native South Africa.

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On the other hand, bankers and politicians must be superior to the rest of us in America. How else could they get away with the criminal activities that they do. So, maybe whites are superior to blacks.

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