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Nadine Naber Publishes the OpEd “U.S. Continues to Colonize” in the Chicago Reporter

For centuries, Black and Indigenous writers have established loud and clear the great paradox of the Fourth of July: the U.S.’ purported democracy was founded on slavery and genocide. We must also remember that since July 4, 1776, the U.S. has not only continued its settler-colonial project and its containment of Black people within U.S. borders, but it has also expanded its colonial aspirations across the globe. One only needs to recall that the turn of the 20th century “independence” entailed the colonization of Puerto Rico, the Philippines, Guam, Samoa, and Hawaii.

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Dr. Naber is a professor in the Gender and Women's Studies Program and the Global Asian Studies Program, and holds an affiliation with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago.