The Peoples' Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development

#BLM Musings

"The entire modern education system has basically been a colonizing exercise in white studies. We have been and continue to be trained to see and value ourselves and others, our ideas about intelligence and language, our relationship with the natural world, our connection to past and future, our notions of leisure and our sense of happiness, beauty and security through the prism of the white monoculture mind. Everything outside of this is essentially seen as inferior, 'cute' or antiquated. Even the term 'global' (as in 'think globally' or global networks and global solutions) is a masked way to extend and legitimize the arrogant spell of 'whiteness'. In our collective struggles to decolonize in this historical moment, are we ready to dismantle and re-imagine the military-industrial schooling system and its inherent knowledge/cultural hierarchy. Or are we content with calls for more 'inclusion' and 'reform' in the same old game?" - Manish Jain, Shikshantar Andolan