What Can "Settler of Colour" Teach Us?

Maya L.



This fact sheet explains the ways non-black racialized settlers contribute to, and challenge white supremacy. The fact sheet examines the identity distinctions between settlers of colour and white settlers and the importance of settler of colour stories in decolonization. The fact sheet highlights the problems of white supremacist institutions like universities and how settlers of colour contribute to disrupting white privilege in academia.



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