separate freedoms, plural noun phrase

In the terminology of apartheid: the privileges and rights which are extended to each ethnic group under the policy of separate development. Usually used ironically.
1970 Cape Times 5 June 70Thus Black ‘labour force units’ are tolerated in urban ‘bachelor quarters’ while their ‘superfluous appendages’ are removed to their ‘dwelling units’ and ‘repatriated’ to ‘resettlement’ camps’ — all in the name of ‘separate freedoms’. Homebreaking is, apparently, a dirty word; to be avoided at all costs.
1973 Cape Times 26 May 8Mr S— P— has argued eloquently and with great sincerity in defence of the concept of separate freedoms. No one can deny the nobility of the conception nor, indeed, that it has had a wholesome educative effect on the entrenched attitudes of white baaskap.
1990 Sunday Star 11 Mar. 16The Government can never run away from the fact that it went merrily ahead, against all advice to the contrary, with its hair-brained schemes about ‘separate’ freedoms.
the privileges and rights which are extended to each ethnic group under the policy of separate development. Usually used ironically.
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Hence (nonce) separate freedomite noun phrase, a supporter of the concept of separate freedoms.
1973 Post 23 May 5Separate ‘Freedomites’ have beautiful visions about Bantustans.
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