‘Tourism is built on the backbone of white supremacy’. What do you think?
I was invited to comment on this question for the GT Blog. Here is my answer ...
A recipe for guilt and the re-racialisation of culture
Slavery was integral to the development of modern western societies, and racial thinking justified brutal colonialism.
In that respect tourism, like everything else, is shaped by a history featuring brutality and discrimination based on a belief in racial superiority. It is a history we should know and reflect upon.
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