Citizenship, Diversity and Associated Terminology

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P1: Explain the range of meanings attached to citizenship, diversity and associated terminology.
Apartheid: Apartheid was the policy of racial segregation in South Africa that ended in 1990. It was used to keep the black and white populations separate. Under apartheid, the rights, associations, and movements of the majority black inhabitants and other ethnic groups were curtailed and Afrikaner minority rule was maintained.
British citizen: A British citizen is someone that gained British nationality because they are connected with the UK.
British dependent territories citizens: People who live in dependent British colonies like Gibraltar and British Virgin Islands.
British Overseas citizens: Groups of people who have a connection with the UK because they lived in a former British colony that is now independent.
British Nationals (Overseas): People from Hong Kong were given the chance to acquire this status as many were unhappy at the thought of losing British nationality when Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997.
British protected persons: Individuals who had a connection with a former British Protectorate. This is an overseas territory that Britain used to protect, such as the country of Brunei.
British subjects: It refers in British nationality law, to a limited class of people defined by Part IV of the British Nationality Act 1981. Under that Act, two groups of people became "British subjects"; the first were people from the Republic of Ireland born before 1949 who already claimed subject status, and the second covered a number of people who had previously been considered "British subjects without citizenship", and were not considered citizens of any other country. This second group were predominantly residents of colonies which had become independent, but who had not become citizens of the new country.
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