Mrs. Plum Discussion Questions

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Read a few overviews of apartheid in South Africa and of Jim Crow laws in the United States. In what ways were they similar? How did they differ?

Find a description of the British educational system. Karabo states that she has completed Standard Six. How much education is that?

Investigate the role that the United States played in urging South Africa to end apartheid. How did the United States explain its role? Which other countries took similar positions? Which countries disagreed with the U.S. position?

The United States has sometimes established or supported economic sanctions against a nation that has not guaranteed the civil rights of its own people. Most recently, the United States has supported economic sanctions against South Africa and Iraq. What is the philosophy behind such a tactic? How effective has it been?

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