Diaspora and Colonization
Historically, diaspora referred to the involuntary dispersion of Jewish people. The African diaspora consists of descendants of West and Central Africa who arrived by force via the Atlantic slave trade between the 16th and 19th centuries. In the current day, diaspora is described as people (or descendents of people) from any part of the world who migrated or were expelled from their homeland to another country or region.
Whether by force or choice, settler colonialism acknowledges that “While all settlers do not benefit equally from settler colonialism, all people who are not Indigenous living in a settler colonial situation are settlers” (< [...]
“The history of the United States is a history of settler colonialism—the founding of a state based on the ideology of white supremacy, the widespread practice of African slavery, and a policy of genocide and land theft.”
~ Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Reframing the Legacy of Slavery with “The 1619 Project” – Nikole Hannah-Jones, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
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