The Impact Of African Imperialism And Colonialism In Africa

Christianity is the hallmark through which European colonialism and imperialism prospered over the African race for nearly 700 years. People of African origin throughout the world continue to suffer the consequences of colonialism and the precedence the makers and shakers of that period established. As Europeans conquered mother Africa and established white rule, they conducted a series of studies using pseudoscience to spread misinformation about whites possessing superior intelligence and are genetically superior to black people. One of the greatest tools that Europeans brought with them to Africa was Christianity. The Europeans processed that they were endowed by their creator, who sent his only son to save the world, to go out and evangelize other races.

The role of Christianity was very instrumental in the enslavement of the African people. The expansion of Christianity throughout of the African continent was the responsibility Christian missionaries. The Society of Jesus also known as the Jesuits was one of the driving forces in converting Africans to Christianity. Upon arriving on the west of Africa these
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Rodney was a historian and activist who eloquently through this book addressed the impact of Europeans colonialism and imperialism on Africa and its inhabitants. This book analyzed the consequences of the slave trade and colonization on the economic, social, and psychological development of the African people. With respect to Christianity, Dr. Rodney stated that, “the Christian missionaries were as much part of the colonizing forces” as they “were agents of colonialism.” They taught the Africans to believe that being enslaved was God’s work. Pray for deliverance from the same God who ordained slave masters to whip, torture, and murder them. Dr. Rodney contended that the role of the church was “to preserve the relations of Capitalism in Europe.” Educating the Africans was not to benefit Africa but keeping the Africans subservient to the

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