The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened

Originally posted on Decolonization:

by Andrea Smith

While both Black and Native studies scholars have rightfully argued that it is important to look at the distinctness of both anti-Blackness and Indigenous genocide, sometimes this focus on the distinctness obscures how, in fact, they are mutually reinforcing. There is much to be said about these interconnections, and this work has been explored by many in this blog series, in the #decolonizesaam Twitter discussion on anti-Blackness, and elsewhere. Here, I want to focus on how anti-Blackness and Indigenous genocide are connected through colonialism, and further expand on how colonialism constructs both the labor of Indigenous and Black peoples, in particular and different ways, in order to secure the settler state. In this article I want to focus on how settler colonialism is enabled through the erasure of colonialism against Black peoples as well as the erasure of Indigenous labor, with a particular emphasis on some of…

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Watch ‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien on Colbert

 

Justin Simien, the director of “Dear White People,” stopped by to chat with Stephen Colbert this week to talk about his debut film, which is in theaters nationwide this month.

 

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Not the Blind Side –Black Foster Child Attacked By Cops In His Own Home

In 2009 movie “The Blind Side,” is a semi-biographical film about the life of Michael Oher, and offensive lineman who plays for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. Oher has an impoverished upbringing,…

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