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Andrea Smith on Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

Andrea Smith on Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism

Since 2000, colonialism has been an important part of the Damascus Road Antiracism Analysis Training. Andrea Smith brings her insightful analysis in this fine piece on her Decolonization blog, “The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened.” With a historical analysis, she points to the interconnections between settler colonialism and anti-Black racism: [S]ettler colonialism does not
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If you watch the superbowl…

If you watch the superbowl…

If you are watching the Superbowl today, during one of the commercial breaks, watch this 2 minute spot instead. The creators didn’t have the funds to actually air it during the game. I’ll add that I’m a bit uncomfortable with some of the images (a brief scene from Dances With Wolves to illustrate “Sioux” – not
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The Indigenous Nelson Mandela

The Indigenous Nelson Mandela

I just came across this fine post (on Racism Review), a month of so belatedly, about how Nelson Mandela’s indigenous culture is whitewashed in Western media. Here’s a quote: Madiba’s indigenous identity and ideas have, as is always the case, been whitewashed to invisibility. His constant references to the beauty, importance and identity marker of
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