Not everyone in Britain is celebrating the queen’s diamond jubilee

Interesting report from Al Jazeera English, which recounts the sentiments of West Indians, who said Queen Elizabeth II should apologize for the colonialism and slavery the British Empire inflicted upon their native lands.


I always find special coverage of the British royal family similar to that of the media coverage given to special U.S. occasions such as July 4th commemorations. The coverage typically is embedded with selective historical context (you know, the kind that makes Americans and Britons beam with pride while ignoring the rape, subjugation and slaughter of Native Americans and other POCs carried out by the ambassadors of their governments) and rarely addresses the conspicuous elephant in the room: how these governments and institutions we’re celebrating have operated when it comes to the oppression and marginalization of people of color. Your thoughts?

H/T NewBlackMan