" 'I am talking about societies drained of their essence, cultures trampled underfoot, institutions undermined, lands confiscated, religions smashed, magnificent artistic creations destroyed, extraordinary possibilities wiped out...' - Amie Cesaire, Discourse on Colonialism
I agree with this sentence because this is essentially what happens to societies through out history. The Native American's population pre-colonization was in the millions. Now, after colonization, Native Americans are only about 2% of the U.S. Population. The Native Americans that did survive the colonization and the things that came with it (smallpox outbreak), were often put in schools that strip them of their culture, their Gods, their beliefs only to be more Eurocentric, which to the colonizers, is more civilized."