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Stephen Downes

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I agree with this: "Real decolonisation would involve us... to lose a number of Eurocentric and liberal privileges. It is unlikely that the contemporary neoliberal university is either suited to, or indeed interested in, such a task – it is too implicated in the legacy of colonisation to do so. To echo Andrews, what is required is using university forums to encourage community organisation and education in settings outside of the establishment." This is true not only for decolonization initiatives (which IMO would need to be reasonably well defined, because I do not want to see it resulting in one group of poor people being pitted against another) but for egalitarian initiatives in general.

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