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The Modern Form of Colonialism: Climate Change

Tapti Sen Inequality.org
We praise charity efforts to combat climate change in countries like Bangladesh as generous, without critiquing why they are made necessary in the first place.

The Colonial Origins of the UChicago Police

Julian Go Rampart
Modern policing has its origin in colonial violence. The University of Chicago has long played a part in cultivating, promoting, spreading, and normalizing the tools of such state violence.

A Slow Emancipation

Anna Wood Africa Is A Country
What peanut trading in late 19th century Senegal tells us about the fine line between slavery and freedom.

Zulu vs Xhosa: How Colonialism Used Language To Divide South Africa’s Two Biggest Ethnic Groups

Jochen S. Arndt The Conversation
South Africa has 12 official languages. The two most dominant are isiZulu and isiXhosa. While the Zulu and Xhosa people share a rich common history, they have also found themselves engaged in ethnic conflict and division, notably during urban wars between 1990 and 1994. A new book, Divided by the Word, examines this history – and how colonisers and African interpreters created the two distinct languages, entrenched by apartheid education.

Roxham Road and the Canadian Unconscious

Rinaldo Walcott Canadian Dimension
The closure of the border crossing is a living embodiment of Canada’s continued white supremacist and Eurocentric foundations

The Colonial Roots of Peru’s Troubles

Saraha A. Kennedy Sapiens
An archaeologist traces the current protests in Peru to exploitive labor policies enacted in silver mines during Spanish colonial rule from 1532 to 1800.

Trapped by Empire

Van Jackson Dissent
The government of Guam has appointed a Commission on Decolonization, but U.S. control means that all of the island’s options, including the status quo, have substantial downsides.
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