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- How does colonialism exist in a modern context and how is it maintained as an institution?
- Who is affected by modern colonial projects, who benefits from them, and who maintains them?
- How is capitalism colonizing? How is capitalism inherently a racist institution in the United States?
- How does capitalism maintain white supremacy at the expense of People of Color?
- Can activism and change successfully occur within a capitalist structure?
Week 3: Colonialism: An Ongoing Project
- Roberts, Dorothy. “The Invention of Race.” In Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts, 3-25. New York: The New Press, 2011. The Invention of Race
- Tuhiwai Smith, Linda. “Colonizing Knowledge”. In Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Zed Books Ltd: London, 1999. Colonizing Knowledges
- Kauanui, J. Kēhaulani. “‘A Structure, Not an Event’: Settler Colonialism and Enduring Indigeneity”A Structure, Not an Event: Settler Colonialism and Enduring Indigeneity
- “We’re not Protesters, We are Land Protectors.” YouTube Video.,1:52, posted by “BuzzFeed,” September 09, 2016. We’re not Protesters, We are Land Protectors.
- Ostler, Jeffrey. “Introduction”. The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee. Cambridge University Press, 2006. The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee
- White, Joni Sarah. “Seven Generations for Standing Rock”. Counterpunch.18 November 2016. Seven Generations for Standing Rock.
- Mays, Kyle T. “Flint: Not Just a Black Issue”. Indian Country Today Media Network. 25 Jan 2016. Flint: Not Just A Black Issue.
Week 4: Capitalism: Money Matters But Do Lives or Land?