Keri Day
Assistant Professor of Theological & Social Ethics
Director of Black Church Studies
Brite Divinity School, TCU

Abstract

Colonialism’s economic and racial systems are often seen as relics of the past, systems that ended with formal European occupation. Postcolonial theologies disagree with this assessment. Postcolonial theologies expose and deconstruct the ways in which economic and racial colonial systems persist: through new forms of economic and racial imperialism, often referred to as neo-colonialism. This essay not only explores the effects of neocolonialism on people of color around the world but also suggests how postcolonial theological reflection can help fashion a transnational vision of economic justice in response to global economic hegemony people of color experience and endure worldwide. Scholars concerned with postcolonial subjects should not only deconstruct neo-colonial logic and practices but must also offer a vision of economic justice in response to the inequality and inequity postcolonial subjects consistently confront.

 

Dr. Keri Day is an Assistant Professor of Social Ethics & Director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She received her B.S. in Political Science with a minor in Economics from Tennessee State University. She earned an M.A. in Religion and Ethics from Yale University and received her Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University. Her current work sits at the intersections of religion, political economy, and women and gender studies. Her work has been published in journals such as Princeton Theological Review Journal and The International Journal of Black Theology.

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