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Colonialism and Inequality

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How have disadvantaged people contested colonialism and its effects?

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First, by "disadvantaged" people, I assume that you are referring to those who were colonized. There were, however, many people from within the colonizer countries who contested colonialism. Those who contested occupied various class structures even though the colonizers occupied the dominant class. The dominant class was the only class who had that amount of money to initiate and maintain colonization.

The social and economic oppression of the social classes below the dominant class was one of the ways that the disadvantaged contested colonialism. To provide a current parallel case, many groups contest social and economic ills that affect the lowest classes of society as in human trafficking and food shortages. The forceful transference of Western values was also very imposing. Many people would learn the Western values to show to the colonizers but at home practice their own way of life. This included religious values. The British wanted everyone to convert to Christianity - those who ...

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