“A mermaid found a swimming lad,
Picked him up for her own,
Pressed her body to his body,
Laughed; and plunging down
Forgot in cruel happiness
That even lovers drown.”
22. Trini. fashion. art. feminism. faith.
"The colonization of the Americas, Africa, and the Asiatic world by the European powers set the foundation for contemporary racial inequality. These colonial processes divided the world between conquered and colonizer, master and slave, white and non-white (i.e., other). It included the development of an ideology, and processes of spreading that ideology (mostly through education), to justify colonization. From these past relationships, legal practices, ideologies, and social mores emerged the construction of racial difference as natural and fixed. Law upon law, practice upon practice, and construction upon construction has brought racial inequality to its current state."