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The U.S. was built through settler colonialism, which involves taking over lands already in use by other people, displacing the people and often destroying their cultures. (Sometimes the goal was simply to use the land for their own settlements; in other cases the goal was to extract minerals & other resources. In the U.S. & Canada, settlers not only made war on the Indigenous peoples, they made a conscious and concerted effort to burn their cultures out of the children’s mind through systems of residential schools.

The most visible example of settler colonialism in progress today is Israel’s illegal occupation of territory in Palestine.

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