Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On This Day In 1984...

...South Africa adopted a new constitution. This constitution expanded the South African parliament to be more inclusive, adding a House of Representatives to represent the country's Coloured (mixed race) population and a House of Delegates to represent Indians. Yay South Africa!

Of course, they somehow didn't get around to giving Blacks the right to vote until 1994. But hey, at least they only took ten years to do it. Considering the fact that it took the USA 93 years to extend constitutional voting rights to African Americans and about a hundred years longer to convince (most) white Americans that not letting African Americans vote is a crappy thing to do, I think the South African government actually did a pretty good job.

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