Asked by Riski Putro on Jul 09, 2024

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is held each year on March 21.What does this date commemorate?

A) a new start coinciding with the first day of spring
B) the anniversary of the Canadian's government's official apology to Japanese Canadians for their internment during World War II and confiscation of their property
C) the anniversary of the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China
D) the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa

Sharpeville Massacre

A tragic event in 1960 in South Africa, where police opened fire on a crowd protesting against apartheid pass laws, killing 69 people.

Racial Discrimination

Behaviour that has a discriminatory effect based on race; there does not have to be an intention to discriminate.

International Day

A day recognized globally to celebrate, remember, or bring awareness to specific issues, cultures, or social causes.

  • Recognize the importance of commemorating historical events related to racial discrimination and their ongoing relevance.
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Christopher de Wet

3 days ago

Final Answer :
D
Explanation :
March 21 commemorates the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa, where police opened fire on a peaceful anti-apartheid protest, killing 69 people and injuring over 180. The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was established by the United Nations in 1966 to honor those who lost their lives in Sharpeville and to promote the ongoing struggle against racism and discrimination worldwide.