Unsurprisingly, forcibly removing someone from their homes and enslaving them to work on another continent, if they did not die on the dangerous trip there, does not foster peaceful relationships. This tension, built upon hostilities over colonization, and other poor treatment of African people, has helped contribute to the violence in Africa in the past. Furthermore, it is clear Europeans, and in turn, Americans, have always had a superiority complex towards Africans. This would lead to views of Africans as being inferior, which can lead to ideas of them being less civilized, and more dangerous. This compounds on the actual violence in Africa, and results in the world viewing the entire continent as violent and
The European powers blended with the African society and inflicted them by their supposedly superior way of life. This caused an immense amount of tension within the regions. Africans were stripped of many rights such as freedom, speech, and religion. In addition, Africans lost the right to work for themselves and were forced by the Europeans to do labor inside mines or to collect rubber plus other plants from the wild. Homes and land were transferred to the power of the British and the natives could not do anything about it.
The Western Europeans gain power over Africans, however the way they controlled their power, with inhumane, racist and selfish actions mean’t the colonies were bound to failure. In the conquest for colonies racism and ethnocentrism played a role in how the Europeans went about with their Imperialistic conquest, however it wasn’t the original
(Achebe 129)” Chenowa Achebe speaks his thoughts on imperialism here by saying that even though the white imperialists thought they were doing good, they didn’t bother to even try to understand the natives’ feelings towards them. Although imperialism brought government stability and education, the long term effects of imperialism in Africa were negative because natives were made slaves, borders were poorly placed, and European religion/education was forced upon them. All in all, British Imperialism hurt Africa much more than it
Nigerians are rightly outraged by the xenophobic attacks by some South African against Africans from other parts of the continent. The attacks bring shame to the country of Nelson Mandela. In condemning the attacks, there should not be the mistakenly belief that all South Africans are xenophobic – the xenophobes are the minority. It is also justifiable for anyone to criticise the South African government for not doing enough to stem the tide of xenophobic attacks that first started in 2008 because if it had, xenophobic attacks will not be reoccurring. It will also be right to be critical of the South African media for their reportage of crimes involving Africans from other African countries that profiled such criminals by nationalities.
Europeans became helpless to these diseases, so by 1833, the British government banned the slavery. The end of slavery brought the Europeans interests in imperialism and conquering colonies. European countries were interested in Africa for many reasons. Africa was filled with such incredible natural resources such as; copper, ivory, and rubber, the europeans countries competed among themselves
So why people blame each other on their forms, colors and races? What and who defines that a white person is better than a black person? It is people's pretext in order to achieve different interests as the Europeans did when they came to colonize the Congo in the Heart of Darkness novel. Although there are many international treaties and conventions that protect human rights, there are still a lot of violations that happen that makes people in permanent problems with each other and cannot live in peace. What the reader experiences during his trip to read this novel get him into very shocked and nauseated because of the atrocities that happened in the Congo; a lot of horrific and bad feelings surround the reader when he/she read this novel and cause heart damage.
The solution was imperialism because the colonization of other countries satisfied Europe’s demand for raw materials and created a trade output for their extra products. This movement to imperialize during the Industrial Revolution was driven by the promise of wealth and their citizens’ pride in their nation’s success. The rise of European nationalism during the Industrial Revolution brought a common desire to re-establish Europe’s imperialism throughout the world. The Western nations justified their colonization of territories with the idea of their “civilizing mission” and scientific racism. The rise of nationalism in Europe post Industrial Revolution was to blame for the growing popularity of imperialism.
That essentially was due to social Darwinism where they believed they had the right to rule over those people of lesser purpose than them. This transformed to the idea that darker or different races didn’t have the right to exist and this drove genocide. This idea took place in Tasmania, Africa, and even in Nazi Germany. The British settlers in Tasmania viewed the Tasmanians as savages and they killed any aboriginal that they faced. As the number of aboriginals decreased and came close to extinction.
While, the Africans had no money, lack resources, and finally lost their power over their own country. And since the Europeans had controlled Africa, they start to roam it like it was their own country. And that is why Africa needs to have an agreement with the Europeans about their equality. So to start of this debate, we begin with an