16 March 2017

"Whether we like to admit it or not, the history of the U.S. is in great degree a history of genocide and racist terror. As Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has demonstrated in An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, the phrase 'Manifest Destiny' — which we generally associate with the second half of the 19th century — accurately describes the nation’s ethos since well before its founding. The idea that the entire continent belonged by right of  'Providence' to a highly specific group of European settlers is what we often hear spoken of now of as 'white nationalism', an ideology that has been as violent and bloody as certain other nationalisms, and in many ways much more so (...)" (daqui)

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