European colonization brought modern civilization to a territory comprised of tribes with similar cultures that had not evolved pass the iron age, however, this was done at the expense of the Amerindians, victims of genocide. Europeans met Aztecs, Tainos (Arawaks), Mayans, and Incas dispersed across The Greater and Lesser Antilles. The Amerindians were a homogenous people that walked across the Bering Strait from Mongolia during the Ice Age, subsequently branching off into tribes, and scattering themselves in different territories (Dyde,...
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...at racialized ideas shape policies and practices that reinforce color lines and perpetuate the urban crisis. Consequently, as long as community revitalization fails formally to identify, attack and dismantle structural barriers to inner city development, this movement’s contributions and successes will not be sustained over time” (Cole et al, 2001).
The legacy of colonialism on the Caribbean is a major contributing factor to its underdeveloped. At each evolutionary stage in the Caribbean’s development, as aforementioned, the impact of Europeans has in some form impacted the eventuality. Due to the socio- economic, cultural and political institutions implemented into Caribbean society by colonial rule. As the drama continue to unfold before our eyes, I suspect we will continue to witness a story of survival and the triumph of the human spirit.
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