White Supremacy of New Latina Feminism
Thanks to People of Color Organize! for this.
Description from POCO!:
Citlalli of the Mexica Movement speaks on her essay on the same topic. In part, “The problems that we face as a people today are the result of being under European terrorism and cultural assault, not just white male sexism. The colonial experience has transformed us from being proud Nican Tlaca people, a people of this continent, where we feel as if we are trespassers on our own lands. We feel have no rights to our full culture and heritage and that we have no right to be free from Europeans. We have gone from one of the most educated people in the world to one of the most ignorant and least educated colonized people. Within this experience of being a colonized people we are offered false solutions to our colonial condition. We attempt to solve our problems like Europeans because we equate their experience and oppression with ours, without knowing that their historical place is a colonizing one.”
Just as a brief note, there are many things about the Mexica Movement that irritate me. The most glaring aspect is their plan for the liberation of the Americas, namely, white people returning to Europe. This is just fanciful, and pretty reactionary. I don’t think I need to go into detail as to why. The second problem is that they are Mexica cultural supremacists, in that they believe that all other indigenous people of the Americas – Lakota, Ojibwa, Menominee, Cree, Haudenosaunee, Cherokee, Hopi, Inuit, Aymara, Mapuche, U’Wa, not to mention the myriad of other Native peoples in Mexico itself – must adopt the culture of the Mexica. Again, I don’t think I need to go into detail about what is wrong with this.
I have posted this talk simply because it meets the sole criterion for posting articles on this site: it is interesting and worthy of discussion.