In any post-colonial civilization, the creation of knowledge is of plausible significance because it is the means by which culture is transmitted and sustained. By the fifteenth century, various European powers, including Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, and France, transmitted Western culture via the colonial subjugation of non-European peoples. Those who were colonized by the West were physiologically differentiated from Europeans vs. relatively darker skin color. Referred to as “people of color,” these non-Europeans were native to Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Caribbean. After colonization, Europeans as Western operatives imposed their traditions and customs upon people of color while simultaneously denigrating anything other than the Western lifestyle. Germane to that effort is Western intelligentsia’s control of information by the selective manufacturing of knowledge, validated by the prestige of its academy.
The Melanin Millennium