nonracial nonracial  /nɑn ˈreɪ ʃəl/


  • (adj) not racial; having nothing to do with race or races


  1. He overthrew apartheid and created a nonracial democratic South Africa by knowing precisely when and how to transition between his roles as warrior, martyr, diplomat and statesman.
  2. Many of Epton's new fans cite nonracial reasons for opposing Washington, who in 1972 served a month in jail for failing to file income tax returns for four years.
  3. He stressed his commitment to a nonracial state that would provide security to whites and all minorities.


  1. Mandela's Inaugural Speech, May 1994

    "Mandela's Legacy Is Unblemished." False. For most of the world, Nelson Mandela is a hero of the struggle against apartheid and for nonracial democracy.
    on December 7, 2013     Source: Foreign Relations

  2. South Africa struggles to live up to Nelson Mandela's legacy

    The revered leader envisioned a prosperous nonracial democracy. But today, many problems once attributed to apartheid stubbornly remain under Mandela's beloved African National Congress. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela didn't coin the term "Rainbow Nation" or the phrase "Proudly South African." But the optimism, determination and compassion of the country at its best owed everything ...
    on December 7, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. After Mandela, South Africa's Ruling Party Struggles

    JOHANNESBURG—Nearly two decades ago, Nelson Mandela swept to the presidency on a wave of voter support for an inclusive, nonracial society. In the past few years, as South Africa has slid into economic torpor, Mr. Mandela's torchbearers have become as divided as the country they govern. Those divisions reflect a ruling African National Congress at odds over how to take the country forward and ...
    on December 6, 2013     Source: The Wall Street Journal via Yahoo! News


  1. "However we would be greatly mistaken if we took this immensely positive development as signifying that the rugby administrators, the players and the nation have accomplished the shared goal of building rugby as a nonracial sport at all levels, on a...
    on Oct 19, 2007 By: Thabo Mbeki Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The promise of this court's landmark decision in Brown ...... was to achieve a system of determining admission to the public schools on a nonracial basis," US Solicitor General Paul Clement wrote in his brief to the court. "Race-based school...
    on Dec 3, 2006 By: Paul Clement Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)

  3. "We know that you expect nothing more from the masses of our people than to see the fulfilment of the vision of a peaceful, prosperous, nonsexist, nonracial and democratic SA," Zuma said. "You have always provided leadership and direction...
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Jacob Zuma Source: Sowetan

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