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  •  Thats "herrenvolk democracy" (5+ / 0-)
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    Herrenvolk democracy is a governmental system in which the majority ethnic group (or "master race") has a say in the government, and has the right to partake in voting, while the minority races are disenfranchised.[1] This elitist form of government is typically employed by the majority race as a way to maintain control and power within the system, and typically coincides with the false pretense of egalitarianism. There is a prevailing view that as people of the majority race gain freedom, liberty, and egalitarian principles are advanced, the minority race is repressed and prevented from being involved in the government. This principle can be seen in the development of both the American South and South Africa in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In these historical scenarios, as legislation moved toward universal male suffrage for whites, it also further entrenched the prevention of black people from participation in government and upheld their disenfranchisement.[2]
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    Will your one-state allow Gazans and Palestinian West Bank residents to vote in Israeli elections?  

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    by TomP on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 10:39:51 AM PDT

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    •  yep (1+ / 0-)
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      sounds like the usa--doesn't it????

      •  Similar in some ways to the USA (0+ / 0-)

        and some regions at various times.  Certainly the treatment of the Native Americans. The US is a settler society.  Also the American South under Jim Crow.  I first became acquainted with the term in a book I read in the 1980s comparing South African and the American South under Jim Crow.

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        by TomP on Tue Sep 02, 2014 at 04:08:48 PM PDT

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