Decolonize This? Properly Defining Settlers Part 2 of 2

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Eritrean Askari

Eritrean askaris used by Italian colonial powers in the 1930s. Askaris were— and still are in the era of neocolonialism—Africans who served in the armies of European colonial powers. They were the tools European colonizers used/use to carryout, maintain, and fortify their imperial interests.

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The final installment of this commentary puts forth an analysis of the role Africans play when they are deployed in the service of a settler colonial nation. When we see African people in high levels of government, corporations and other settler institutions, they represent a group which are acting on behalf of that settler nation. If we fail to understand this fact, we will never truly decolonize anything!

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