Ubuntu and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in South Africa at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Attractions
Ubuntu and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in South Africa
Join the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for the In the Ubuntu and the Struggle Against White Supremacy. In South Africa 17th century, South Africa was colonized by the Dutch Empire and, later by the British. The history of European involvement in the region mirrors that of the Americas. As with the Caribbean and mainland North and South America, European settlers in Africa were interested in exploiting both the continent’s people and natural resources. People of European descent in South Africa accumulated wealth due to the markets of enslaved workers which developed along the coast and due to the region’s gold and diamond mines. Settlers justified the absolute pursuit of wealth with the doctrine of white supremacy. They managed to convince themselves – in direct opposition to the concept of Ubuntu – that brutalizing people of African descent was the natural order of things. Join us for a discussion about white supremacy and the philosophy of Ubuntu.