“Imperialism, trying to preserve itself in the face of the oppressed masses’ anticolonial struggle, presented neocolonialism to the masses. Neocolonialism means powerless visibility. You see an African president, but the entire country is controlled by France or Belgium or England — its former colonial master. In Los Angeles, after 27 years of reform (or colonial independence), and with an African mayor who was a lieutenant in the police force, racist police terrorism increases! If this is not raw neocolonialism, what is? This analogy should not allow us to lose sight of the fact that the U.S.A. is a settler-colony; only the indigenous people are its just owners.”

Source: Kwame Ture and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 191. 1967. [Kwame Ture’s Afterward, 1992.]


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