I Used to Love British Period Dramas. Now I See Them as Colonial Propaganda
As a South Asian kid, I devoured colonial-era literature and dramas. Looking back, they often featured white protagonists forming quaint relationships with grateful brown characters who look like me.
Chocolate Shop Scraps 17th-Century Theme After Activist Points Out Slavery Connection
Portland's 1670 New American Chocolate House was called out for "racist, colonial" branding that included three cargo ships.
Watching 'The Lion King,' All I Can Think About Is Extinction and Death
The "circle of life" glosses over environmental destruction and colonialism as viewers ogle the savannah from the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.