oh one last thought about parallels
June 21, 2012
If there were some valid poc parallel...
I have no doubts, like the celts and their stupid 'snake like hair,' that this parallel would be used over and over and over and over and over again as a counter point. Much like white people use the false equivalency of some inter-poc slavery with the Atlantic slave trade.
But if there were a seriously, legit parallel to european colonialism
we'd be having that shit shoved down our throats, over and over and over and over again.
Everytime we talked about colonialism, white people would be "well, what about how these people did this?"
That doesn't really happen. Instead, they treat us to false equivalencies and weak analogies.