THE DYNAMICS OF EPISTEMOLOGICAL DECOLONISATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: TOWARDS EPISTEMIC FREEDOM

@article{NdlovuGatsheni2020THEDO,
  title={THE DYNAMICS OF EPISTEMOLOGICAL DECOLONISATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY: TOWARDS EPISTEMIC FREEDOM},
  author={Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni},
  journal={The Strategic Review for Southern Africa},
  year={2020}
}
  • S. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
  • Published 22 December 2020
  • Philosophy
  • The Strategic Review for Southern Africa
The problem of the 21st century in the knowledge domain is best rendered as the ‘epistemic line’. It cascades directly from William E B Dubois’s ‘colour line’ which haunted the 20th century and provoked epic struggles for political decolonisation. The connection between the ‘colour line’ and the ‘epistemic line’ is in the racist denial of the humanity of those who became targets of enslavement and colonisation. The denial of humanity automatically disqualified one from epistemic virtue. This… 

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