Colonial Violence

Total 4 Posts

We need to talk about empire: Britain is being forced to confront its ‘original sin’.

5 min read
Britain must face the uncomfortable truth that, contrary to the “economic theory” that insists meritocracy and mercantile enterprise made the country rich, it actually owes a large part of its wealth to its role in the slave trade.

The uncomfortable past.

7 min read
It takes a dramatic event such as toppling a statue to force people to confront uncomfortable truths and the ugly reality of what the British Empire did abroad.

Statues are just the start – The UK is peppered with slavery heritage.

6 min read
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.

Britain’s monument culture obscures a violent history of white supremacy and colonial violence.

4 min read
Understanding the role art played as a sanitiser of violence shows that destroying or removing monuments from public view does not erase history.
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