Mangosuthu G. Buthelezi, the chief of South Africa's Zulu nation, feels that if we divest ourselves of stock in companies that do business in his country, we will be pulling the rug from underneath black South Africans.
What rug? There's no carpet beneath the feet of South African blacks. Just dirt. And that's how they're treated. Like dirt. And American corporations are not easing the pain. They're instead, exploiting black workers for capital gain.
And to make matters worse, thousands upon thousands fo our own citizens are out of work because America has invested in South Africa's cheap labor system (blacks in the mines and the mills).
For instance, South African steel is being imported to make ships in Alabama while, in Birmingham, steel workers have been laid off. This means that many investors have stopped investing in Bethlehem Steel and U.S. Steel, and have converted their money to rands, making white South Africa and themselves richer and black South Africa poorer--lifting aparthed to a higher ground--while from South Africa we hear diversionary messages about whites and blacks being able to marry and Coloreds being seated in parliament.