The Wretched of the Earth Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. How does Frantz Fanon's approach differ from Martin Luther King's?

King advocated for nonviolent consciousness raising and change. Fanon argues that decolonization always involves a violent struggle. He believes that those who undertake decolonization must be prepared for violence and be prepared to use it in order to accomplish their goals.

2. What is colonization, according to Fanon? What are the effects of colonization?

Fanon describes colonization as one class of humans subjugating another, often through violence. He argues that this system robs the native people of their economic, civil, and human rights. He also suggests that colonization is an abnormal and unnatural condition.

3. What is the colonial system like for native peoples?

Fanon argues that indigenous people become strangers in their own land. They are often forced to assimilate to the colonialists' language, culture, and laws. The colonialists also often treat the natives badly, exploiting their labor and using dehumanizing practices to gain the natives' obedience and assimilation. The native people usually have less power, wealth, and resources than the colonialists.

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