The Risks of Cultural Appropriation – Charles Eisenstein

The Risks of Cultural Appropriation – Charles Eisenstein

– Yeah, so, a few things here about cultural appropriation, which, there’s a lot of sensitivity to these days. Here we are in the dominant culture facing a disintegration of the culture, really. A severance of our ties to tradition, to our indigeneity, to our structures of meaning, and so we’re hungry for these things. […]

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European Empire Is A Myth | Avoiding the British Empire 4

European Empire Is A Myth | Avoiding the British Empire 4

Ladies and gentlemen, European Empire is a myth. We hear a lot about it from both sides of the political spectrum. Some Left leaning folks like to talk about the vile white oppressors who raped and murdered their way across the world. Resurgent white nationalists across Europe and the United States actually kind of agree […]

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Slavoj Žižek on Refugees, Conservatism, and Cultural Incompatibility

Slavoj Žižek on Refugees, Conservatism, and Cultural Incompatibility

We who try to be decent people are bombarded by some kind of moral political pressure from two sides: First there is the worst one, of course, this anti-immigrant populous side like why should we even allow refugees in; it’s their fault; third world travel and so on, there are enough poor people here; they […]

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The Forgotten Colony: Puerto Rico

The Forgotten Colony: Puerto Rico

It’s a clear colonial situation, they don’t care about the people who live here in Puerto Rico. I’m talking about the U.S. government. They care about the land and the resources that Puerto Rico has but don’t care in any sense about the people. We’ve been in crisis for a long time now, y’know. It […]

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What Happened to the First Columbus’s Colony?

What Happened to the First Columbus’s Colony?

It was on christmas eve day December 24th during Columbus’s first voyage to the Americas that one of his ships the Santa Maria drifted onto a bank due to the fact that the helmsman thinking the seas were calm enough, gave the control of the tiller to one of his young subordinates. This had proven […]

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Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

Things Fall Apart, Part 2: Crash Course Literature 209

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we continue our discussion of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! I can’t even believe we’re spending two weeks on this book. Like, it’s about as long as a Babysitter’s Club book. Okay, couple things, Me From the Past. First off, […]

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How Important Is The African Union?

How Important Is The African Union?

President Mugabe of Zimbabwe is currently blacklisted by the European Union, yet he made waves in January 2015, when he was elected to chair the African Union. The position is largely ceremonial, but human rights groups aren’t happy with the appointment. So, what is the African Union? Well, it’s like the EU, but for the […]

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How the US stole thousands of Native American children

How the US stole thousands of Native American children

I was adopted by a white missionary couple. I was adopted… immediately placed for adoption. I was in foster care with one family for 18 years. They were white. My parents loved us and I understand that. But at the same time… They took the idea that they were saving me. Saving us from ourselves. […]

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Feminism and Imperialism???

Feminism and Imperialism???

Hey, welcome to Feminist TimeOut. Let’s take a timeout to talk about the problem of feminism and Imperialism. Imperialism is a strange beast. It’s a huge concept. It has many forms. And those forms change and develop. To start out with, let’s define imperialism as a way of thinking that enables some countries to go […]

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

Slavery, the treatment of human beings as property, deprived of personal rights, has occurred in many forms throughout the world. But one institution stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. The Atlantic slave trade, occurring from the late 15th to the mid 19th century and spanning three continents, forcibly brought more […]

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