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Reflections On Nelson Mandela: The Sum Total Of Being Human
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Reflections On Nelson Mandela: The Sum Total Of Being Human

During tea breaks at the white owned law firm, racial segregation subtly reared its head in the form of black Africans, obviously junior employees, having to use a separate set of cups from what the rest of the employees, senior white partners and their handlers, used for their tea. The tea was the same, the cups were different. Timidity was written all over the face of a youthful Nelson Mandela, up until this point having had minimal acts of rebellion, countable in half a hand. Winnie Mandela Memorial in Welkom, Free State Province, South Africa. Image/Courtesy.  Then one day it was tea break at the law firm and Gaur Radebe, a young black man starting out at the law firm, went ahead and picked one of the cups reserved for the whites at the firm, and urged an undecided Ma...