Post Colonialism?

The challenge around whiteness and decolonization is this: no matter how much people of european heritage decolonize ourselves into more “traditional” identities and relationships, white privilege and euro-centrism remain dominant paradigms – especially in so-called “america”.

Indigenous people and other people of color see that we still privilege from this system of white supremacy. In fact, because of white privilege, it is very possible that our movements of decolonization will be heard “louder” or given more emphasis than those of Native people on their own lands. This injustice will only create more hard feelings, and we must find the complicated path of remaining true to our own healing without further marginalizing others.”

Awakening the Horse People

We must avoid a decolonization that feeds the white savior complex, and instead choose decolonization that dismantles whiteness altogether. We must avoid a decolonization that feeds the white savior complex, and instead choose decolonization that dismantles whiteness altogether.

Since the recent Anti-Colonial Anarchism or Decolonization poster went viral I’ve been privileged, as the poster’s maker, to take part in several conversations it has provoked.  In multiple instances, I’ve seen statements from euro-american people who don’t like being called “white” and imagine a “post colonial” or “post decolonized” future.

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