Living in the Shadow of Colonial Kenya

With Thomas Bailey


Recently, the Me Too and Black Lives Matter movements have highlighted extensive discrimination in modern society. If we are the change the way we behave, we must understand the structures which sustain prejudice and inequality. In the United Kingdom, many of these structures are rooted in Britain’s neglected imperial past. Using colonial Kenya as our example, in this workshop we will study how discrimination was embedded in imperial society. Why was discrimination established in Kenya? How did people’s race, class, and gender change their experience of colonial inequality? How did these prejudices perpetuate themselves? By trying to answer these questions, we will learn about our past, our present, and possibly how to change our future.