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Queen Elizabeth's death revives criticism of Britain's legacy of colonialism

Summary by Ground News
As the death Thursday of Queen Elizabeth II prompted an outpouring of grief from millions across the world, it also revived criticism of her legacy, highlighting the complicated feelings of those who saw her as a symbol of the British colonial empire — an institution that enriched itself through violence, theft and oppression.
3 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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Mixed feelings among some in Africa for Queen Elizabeth

As condolences poured in from around the world after Queen Elizabeth's death, there were mixed feelings among some Africans about the monarch and her country's colonial legacy on a continent where Britain once ruled more than half the territory.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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Flags at half-mast and a complicated colonial legacy: Pacific countries remember the Queen

Eleven Pacific countries are part of the Commonwealth, though many have become young republics in the last few decadesGeorge Mackenzie was in first grade at Koloale primary school in Honiara when Queen Elizabeth first visited Solomon Islands in 1974.“I remembered we were all lined up along Chinatown under the pouring rain to wave our union jack flags at the Queen when she drove past us,” said Mackenzie, who is now 57.Continue reading...

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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What the Queen meant to India and Pakistan

Ascending the throne just after the birth of independent India and Pakistan, the Queen will be remembered for ‘gracefully’ observing South Asia’s post-colonial transitions

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Queen Elizabeth's death stirs debate about colonialism, slavery and British racism

The British royal family has long been criticized for its ties to colonialism and slavery. Protest movements in recent years stirred new debates.

3 months ago·United States
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Why some Black Britons may be feeling resentment following Queen Elizabeth's death

CNN's Zain Asher discusses how Black Britons with African ancestry are reacting to Queen Elizabeth's death considering the monarch's history of colonization.

3 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Mourn the Queen, Not Her Empire

She helped obscure a bloody history of decolonization whose proportions and legacies have yet to be adequately acknowledged.

3 months ago·New York, United States
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