Published on April 23rd, 20130
Chidike Okeem: Margaret Thatcher and black conservatism
No leader is perfect, and there were some troubling elements to Thatcher’s tenure as prime minister. The immoral sympathy she showed for the racist apartheid regime in South Africa is a glaring, indelible stain on her record. Thatcher notably referred to members of the African National Congress (ANC) as terrorists, for which current British prime minister, David Cameron, has since apologized. Despite working to destroy the immoral Soviet Union, Thatcher helped to prop up an equally immoral system in South Africa.
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