decolonise development rethinking


“Any attempt to soften the power of the oppressor in deference to the weakness of the oppressed almost always manifests itself in the form of false generosity…

In order to have the continued opportunity to express their “generosity” the oppressors must perpeatuate injustice as well. An unjust social order is the permanent fount of this “generosity” which is nourished by death, despair, and poverty. That is why the dispensers of false generosity become desperate at the slightest threat to its source.” Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

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