Colonialism

Total 11 Posts

UN experts condemn “reprehensible” UK racism report that “repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact”.

5 min read
UN human rights experts yesterday strongly rejected the UK Government-backed report into racism and ethnic disparities in the country, saying the review further distorted and falsified historic facts, and could even fuel racism, racial discrimination and negative racial stereotypes.

Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism.

6 min read
The battle between media companies and foreign governments over who controls the news dates back some 150 years, to when European and US wire services dictated the world's headlines.

They still want their country to have an empire...

2 min read
A quarter of Britons and Dutch wish they still had empires.

How the failures of the 1919 Versailles Peace Treaty set the stage for today’s anti-racist uprisings.

7 min read
The racism that is now the target of protest across the globe is rooted in the decisions made 100 years ago by white men from powerful countries who believed maintaining their dominance was more important than seeking peace through justice.

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.
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