Decolonization and Racial Capitalism (HS)

Lesson 1


There are some videos in the slideshow (slide 2, slide, 3, slide 8, and slide 9)



In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.


Discussion Questions:

  1. How would you define or describe decolonization? In the video about the Brooklyn Museum, what were the demands of the group “Decolonize This Place?” How did they include different parts of the museum in their demands?
  2. How has racial capitalism been a part of US history? What examples can you think of? 
  3. If you had to create your own racial hierarchy for today what would the categories be? Would they also include race? Economic class? Gender? Why/why not?