The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened

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by Andrea Smith

While both Black and Native studies scholars have rightfully argued that it is important to look at the distinctness of both anti-Blackness and Indigenous genocide, sometimes this focus on the distinctness obscures how, in fact, they are mutually reinforcing. There is much to be said about these interconnections, and this work has been explored by many in this blog series, in the #decolonizesaam Twitter discussion on anti-Blackness, and elsewhere. Here, I want to focus on how anti-Blackness and Indigenous genocide are connected through colonialism, and further expand on how colonialism constructs both the labor of Indigenous and Black peoples, in particular and different ways, in order to secure the settler state. In this article I want to focus on how settler colonialism is enabled through the erasure of colonialism against Black peoples as well as the erasure of Indigenous labor, with a particular emphasis on some of…

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1 thought on “The Colonialism That is Settled and the Colonialism That Never Happened

  1. Good Morning, Andrea.

    The other day Ji Hyang ( tagged me in a blog Hop. I hope you will join, Here are the questions and his comments

    I am just now, doing a “blog hop”, like a blog tag, about writing.
    Would love to include your blog in the journey. It is another expression of interconnection– something light, for the summer.

    The questions are:
    What am I writing/working on?
    How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    Why do I write what I write?
    How does my writing process work?

    Just link back to one of us.

    Great Respect,


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