Theft of Black Labor

we_are_ypsi

When we say “decolonize,” one of the things we mean is to abolish the mindframe which insists that some people may take and own whatever they want to take and own from a class of people who’ve been deemed lesser.

Colonists aren’t merely a thing of previous centuries—gentrifiers, for instance, practice a form of colonialism. So do predatory lenders and frat boys in blackface.

And so do administrators, managers, and marketers (etc.) when they decline to acknowledge their appropriation of the creative work of Black people—especially when the appropriation is meant as a form of homage.

Comment:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s