They colonized white people too

Ravages of colonialism, Brexit edition.

It would have been easier, perhaps, if it was all as overt as potato jokes. But what kills you is the ignorance; what grinds you down is how much they don’t know about the past and, if they do know, how little they care. It’s a strange and maddening thing to discover about the people who shaped your country’s fate and who are poised to do so again.

I learned this about British youth when I lived in Ireland for a mere 5 months and visited a friend studying in Cambridge. Otherwise lovely college students thought Ireland was part of the UK. In 1997.

Bonus A/V on the persistence of struggle:

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