from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being apart.
- n. The result or product of being apart.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality of standing apart.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being apart; aloofness.
Apartheid - literally "apartness" - had been established in 1948 by Afrikaner nationalists with the goal of securing white supremacy and ensuring Afrikaner control of political power.
The word (when I use it to describe the SA regime I shall use italics) refers to separation (lit. "apartness") of "races" in South Africa, but assuredly not on a "separate-but-equal" basis.
There is a desire to bring an end to the charges and countercharges, the guilt and shame, the sense of racial "apartness," and to move toward a world in which people are judged by their personal journeys rather than by the past of the group of which they are members -- by birth and pigmentation.
No one ever had a better fix on the Marquis de Sade than Simone de Beauvoir, who called his erotic life "a combination of passionate sexual appetites with a basic emotional 'apartness'."
OKE: Apartheid, literally "apartness" in Afrikaans and Dutch, was in basic terms racism made law.
Does the “chosenness” of the Jews, granted by the acceptance of God’s Torah, entail an apartness, an eternal special-case condition?
Apartheid does literally mean "apartness" in Afrikaans, and its creators and implementors in the old South Africa instituted it because they believed the non-white population of that country was intrinsically inferior on the individual and collective levels - and they furthermore believed in a theological imperative for that separation.
By contrast, Orthodox Jews reinforce their identity by adhering to distinctive dietary and living codes; they see the enforced "apartness" from popular culture as a continuing sign of their Judaism.
Derived from the Afrikaans word for "apartness," apartheid is a term that came into usage in the 1930s and signified the political policy under which the races in South Africa were subject to "separate development."
It went without saying that Jewish holy apartness was not only chauvinistic and exclusivist but also un-American.
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