"Humanity rewrote the scriptures and redirected God’s love of all to the love of a few. Colonizers questioned the humanity of some peoples. Conversion began with a process of civilization."
"It is easy to write about postcolonial ideas, but far more challenging to engage differences that thrust us out of our comfortable privileges in the academy and/or church."
"The decolonization of any process . . . is a reconsideration of who should and should not have power. When a young, white, privileged doctor tells an African American family who has lost its third son to violence to get a grip on their grief . . .
"I see postcolonialism as a vastly complex and inclusive category that can potentially serve as the umbrella for many other related fields including but not limited to subaltern and indigenous studies."
"Not unlike business people, scholars are very competitive, but often without the value for collaborative relationships outside of very narrow disciplinary confines. PN is seeking to transform this landscape . . . "
"The entire academic system needs to shed its privileged relationship of norms and enter transparent relationships that seek mutual understanding, celebrate multiple understandings, and resonate with complex identities."