Confronting Colonialism and the Legacy of Columbus

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-Los Angeles In countless ways, we live in the long shadow of Columbus and the genocidal impact of European colonialism of indigenous lands and peoples, and the subsequent capture and enslavement of Africans, also genocidal, to work those lands. These are not just historical but ongoing realities that shape the present, unless and until we unite to shape a new future, of decolonization. We can't confront the ills of this society without overturning the root causes in conquest, colonialism, privatization of communally-held indigenous [...]