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Why I Think Pakistan Is Still Colonized After Seventy Years Of Independence

Recently, I had a few discussions about the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, with my workmates. When we Pakistanis talk about the man who got us the freedom we have today, we often forget to talk about the freedom we still do not have. A few days ago in a tweet, the prime minister of Pakistan Imran khan taunted those who criticized his poultry plan calling them “colonized minds’’ and just like that, he

LGBT+

How Colonial Europe’s Worldview Bred Present-Day Homophobia

On a UN resolution in 2014 that affirmed protection from and support against anti-LGBT violence and discrimination, only 14 countries voted ‘No’. Among the most prominent were Algeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon and Ethiopia. This seems to be nothing unusual; third-world countries are regularly associated with conservative and bigoted social values in Western media, while the countries who voted ‘For’ (the USA, UK, Germany and other Western powerhouses)

Real Life

Weird Things You Hear As A Minority In The Rural UK

Race is not, and has never been, an issue to be taken lightly. Hundreds of years of colonization and world domination by Europeans has victimized and villainized billions of people. The UK is no exception – the police force is institutionally racist (largely towards Black British people) with their brutality towards minorities in police custody and the disproportionate likelihood of minorities to be arrested or searched compared to white people. However, my article is not about facing extreme institutional

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