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Spent this week in Senegal & have been thinking about how activists there are pushing to have the street signs named after French colonists removed in ways paralleling the fight to take down Confederate statues.

It was a reminder how global the fight against white supremacy is.
I was thinking of Du Bois, and the anti-imperialist work that he did. How he & so many other black writers articulated the internationalism of the black freedom struggle.

The important links between the push for Civil Rights in the US & the push for independence in West Africa.
It was valuable to see the contemporary manifestations of the links btwn a place trying to reckon with the legacy of slavery & one reckoning with the legacy of colonialism.

And it was clarifying for me, to develop a better sense of how deeeply those two systems were entangled.
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