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7 Characteristics of Neocolonialism Black People Should Be Extremely Concerned About

Neocolonialism, as defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, is “the economic and political policies by which a great power indirectly maintains or extends its influence over other areas or people.” It has several different faces, and these are seven characteristics of neocolonialism that Black people need to be aware of.


african exploitationPredatory Economic Relations

The economic relationship imposed during the colonial era continues. As before, the conquering nation extracts the conquered nation’s resources, exports the raw materials back to its homeland and then forces the importation of its finished goods back into the developing nation. Before it was done under the guise of the “White Man’s Burden,” but today it’s done under the veil of economic development and aid.

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