I am not a history or a political science major. So when I heard, Nelson Mandela, I (like most people, or so I thought) immediately thought of ending apartheid. And then Ted Cruz’s Facebook page happened. And I was like, so many WTFs?
Anyway, if you were like me and you were like, why do Republicans hate black people so much (just kidding. sometimes.) I found some good articles that gave way more history on Nelson Mandela and all this Right Wing hate. And helped me get a better understanding of him than my previous “just enough to get full credit on a short answer question on a high school history exam” understanding.
10 Surprising Facts About Nelson Mandela This does the best job of explaining most of the outlandish stuff you’ll see and putting it in a good context. Some of this stuff stuff is clearly misguided and racist and can’t be explained. But you can at least see where they got their crazy ideas from.