Your heritage is only shameful if you knowingly continue to engage in practices which you are of the belief of being harmful and/or wrong. Morally reprehensible even.
Your heritage of colonialism, in itself is not where the fault is found.
Quote:Child Marriage was an important part of many indigenous cultures.
If by "important" you mean "necessary," you're wrong. Child marriage is just wrong.
Marriages and children
On December 25, 1871, at the age of 24, Edison married 16-year-old Mary Stilwell (1855–1884), whom he had met two months earlier; she was an employee at one of his shops.
I said that that colonialism was a shameful heritage. By Colonialism I mean tge process where White people dominated and destroyed indigenous cultures... cultures that I argue had intrinsic value.
Hopefully you at least agree that our heritige of colonialism is shameful.
I am arguing against colonialism.
I am not sure I get your point Bill. The question is whether White people have the moral authority to push their views on indigenous peoplea. Your response is to paint indigenous people as brutal savages. It seems like you are saying that White people have the right to push our ideas on indigenous cultures because culture is superior.
Is that what you are saying?
I strongly disagree. The idea that European colonialism ended slavery is ridiculous. You should also consider what we did to the indigenous cultures living in North America.
It amuses me that BillRM and Sturgus are on the same side. I reject any claim that what European colonialism did to indigenous peoples was justified.
The issue is when White people push their moral views on indigenous peoples.
I am arguing that what European colonialism was barbaric brutal and wrong. What thr indigenous peoples were doing is irrelevant.... unless you ar arguing the White people are superior.
You seem to be arguing that having White people dominate indigenous cultures is a good thing. I strongly disagree.
If you believe that White people and their culture are superior, then youtnargument nakes sense.