Deluge Of Misery And The Delusion Of Grandeur

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  • “Most of our grandparents were oppressed,” a lawyer from Kenya named Alice Mugo tweeted in the hours after the queen’s death Thursday. “I cannot mourn,” he tweeted in the hours after the queen’s death.
  • “This commonwealth of nations, that wealth belongs to England. That wealth is something never shared in,” said Bert Samuels, a member of the National Council on Reparations in Jamaica.
  • “The only thing I noted about the queen’s passing is that she died and never apologized for slavery,” said Nadeen Spence, also an activist from Jamaica. “She should’ve apologized.”
  • “She benefited from the wealth and enslavement of colonized people and never did anything to rectify that,” said Priya Atwal, a historian of empire and monarchy at Oxford University.

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Aizaz Baqir

Aizaz Baqir

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I am a freelance writer and translator based in Multan, Pakistan having interests in reading, writing, travelling and social services.