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Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists

Natsu Taylor Saito


Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law begins from the premise that the United States is neither postracial nor postcolonial. Using the lens of settler colonial theory, it attributes the origins and persistence of racialized inequities in the United States to the prerogatives asserted by its predominantly Angloamerican founders to appropriate Indigenous lands and resources, to profit from the labor of voluntary and involuntary migrants, and to ensure that all people of color remain “in their place.” This book assesses the experiences of American Indians, African Americans, Latina/os, and Asian ... More

Keywords: settler colonialism, race, United States, decolonization, Indigenous peoples, African Americans, Latina/os, Asian Americans, postcolonial, postracial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780814723944
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814723944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natsu Taylor Saito, author
Georgia State University