17 Powerful Quotes About the Colonial Experience

10/13/2021 5:26:00 PM

“What colonialism does is cause an identity crisis about one’s own culture.”

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“Not only are Indigenous people forced to shoulder the burden of colonialism; we are expected to celebrate it.”

“What colonialism does is cause an identity crisis about one’s own culture.”

from northern Canada“When you're talking about the 'founding fathers of whatever,' [I think] wait, what? We are on colonized land. [And] the more we get pushed, the more organized we're going to get. I'm just a part of something that has been happening for 20, 30, 40 years. But we didn't have cell phones and cameras [back then]. We're only going to get more sophisticated and we'll only have more knowledge and we're only going to have more access.” -Colombian artist and musician

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Inuk throat singer from northern Canada “When you're talking about the 'founding fathers of whatever,' [I think] wait, what? We are on colonized land.(2002) Fox Searchlight Pictures "He was Jess's coach, yet he still decided to pursue an 18-year-old.by the Native Americans — they would harvest natural latex from tree sap.As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too.

[And] the more we get pushed, the more organized we're going to get. I'm just a part of something that has been happening for 20, 30, 40 years. Joe was also aware of how Jules felt about him, and knew she and Jess were friends, later using that friendship so Jules could get Jess to come back to the team. But we didn't have cell phones and cameras [back then]. Royal Geographical Society / Royal Geographical Society via Getty Images The Yupik people in Alaska an early form of sunglasses in the 1890s, when they realized the glare from the sun on snow can cause eye damage. We're only going to get more sophisticated and we'll only have more knowledge and we're only going to have more access.'" —.” -Colombian artist and musician Lido Pimienta “Slavery was not just an economic cornerstone of the colonial education system, but also an intellectual one.

....Scientific racism, a pernicious ideology and methodology that ‘explained’ the alleged inferiority of African and Indigenous populations to justify their subjugation, was developed in the ivory towers and ivied halls of the first American colleges.” - Alondra Nelson , deputy director for science and society for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

“Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.” -Writer Audre Lorde, “The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House” “In each case, exclusionary racial categorizations and derogatory racist ideologies were socially constructed to justify economic theft/exploitation and political disenfranchisement.

Although the content of racist ideologies has changed significantly since the days of colonization and slavery, their function remains the same: to justify and perpetuate economic exploitation and political inequality based on color.” -Sarah Lawrence College economics professor .