“The History of White People”

THE DARK HISTORY OF “WHITE” Introduction The History of White People by Nell Painter We were told that the election of Barack Obama meant that we—America—had transcended into a beatific state called “post-racial.” We were proud of...

Post-Colonial Theory: Frantz Fanon

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART TWO:  FRANTZ FANON Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth Since the voyages of  Columbus, Europeans sought out the territories of the Other, claimed the dark skinned people for slaves, and exploited the resources of those alien...

Post-Colonial Theory: Albert Memmi

POST-COLONIAL THEORY PART ONE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized Just as Race is essentially an American phenomenon, Post-Colonial Theory is essentially a European phenomenon.  While it is necessary to make a distinction between the very...

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