Why it's Good to Destroy Racist Legacies of the Past

Statue of Edward Colston a slave trader. Credits: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/protesters-transporting-the-statue-of-colston-towards-the-news-photo/1218218812?adppopup=true

In the past week, we have seen the removal of monuments which glorified white supremacy and the days of empire, slavery, and colonialism all across the globe so that in of itself is a good thing; but why the outcry against it?

The problem is within the Western world, particularly in the UK, the majority of people have not been taught of the long-lasting effects of empire…

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Tarik Ata

Tarik Ata

History with Politics graduate, currently doing an MA in Global History. Freelance Writer. I have a wide array of interests far too many for this bio.