5/12/2009

A Keen Observation on European Cultural Dominance

You know, sometimes I think that the worst thing that colonialism did was cloud our view of the past. Without the white man, we might be able to make better use of our history. We might look at some of our former practices and decide they are worth preserving. Others, we might grow out of. Unfortunately, the white man has made us very defensive. We end up clinging to all sorts of things that have outlived their usefulness

Dr. Rukia Odero, quoted in Dreams from My Father p. 434
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