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About Albert Memmi

Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي‎; born 15 December 1920, in Tunis) is a Tunisian Jewish writer and essayist who migrated to France. His most famous work is The Colonizer and the Colonized.

Born: December 15th, 1920

Categories: Essayists, Novelists, Tunisians, Jews, Living people

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There is a strange kind of tragic enigma associated with the problem of racism. No one, or almost no one, wishes to see themselves as racist; still racism persists, real and tenacious.
Racism... is the highest expression of the colonial system and one of the most significant features of the colonialist.
Racism rests upon and functions as a kind of seesaw: the persecutor rises by debasing and inferiorizing his victim.
Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises.

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