Why does Mandela say that freedom indivisible? How are the oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity?


Mandela said that freedom is indivisible because we are free together as a society. Even if one of us in society is not free, nobody is free.

Hatred, anger, prejudice, etc. robs us of human values. So, the oppressor who is practising apartheid loses his humaneness in his attempt to prove his false racial superiority over others. The oppressed who is denied basic human rights at the hand of oppressor loses his dignity and is thus robbed of his humanity.

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Nelson Mandela believes that freedom is indivisible. His hunger for his own freedom became the greater hunger for the freedom of his people . He couldn.t live his life with dignity and self-respect if his own people were bound in chains . The chains on all of them . The chains on all of his people were the chains on him. Mandela realised that the oppressor must be liberated as surely as the oppressed . A man who takes away another.s freedom is a prisoner of hatred , prejudice and narrow mindedness . He is not truly free if he is taking away someone elese.s freedom . Surely , he is not free when his freedom is taken away from him . Thus the oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity.
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