Belgium Prime Minister Apologizes to African Nations for Colonization, Kidnapping of Mixed-Raced

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  1. Disir

    Disir Gold Member

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    It’s no secret that colonization has introduced unspeakable horrors to communities of color throughout the world. And while an apology could never remedy those atrocities, it can serve as the impetus for long overdue healing and accountability.

    On Thursday, the New York Times reported that Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel began the process of doing exactly that in front of a plenary session of Parliament, making it the first time the country acknowledged its grievous history against African nations.

    “Throughout Belgian colonial Africa, a system of targeted segregation of métis and their families was maintained by the Belgian state and acts were committed that violated the fundamental rights of peoples,” he said. “Métis” denotes a term used for people of mixed-race.

    That's another lovely country that needs to step up.

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