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In the 19th century governments in different parts of the world based their policies and laws on the new ideas about race that were developed by the Europeans at that time. Today these policies and laws are not only found racist, but are also regarded as pseudo-scientific because they are not scientifically valid and are not based on scientific facts.

Last updated : 13-Nov-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 13-Nov-2017

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