Dream of the Water Children: The Black Pacific

W.E.B. Dubois speaks about Japan’s victory in Russo-Japanese War, US & European Colonialism; Japanese Imperialism and the Fight for Racial Equality

“So far as Japan was fighting against color caste and striving against the domination of Asia by Europeans, she was absolutely right.

But so far as she tried to substitute for Europeans an Asiatic caste system under a ‘superior’ Japanese race, and for the domination and exploitation of the peasants of Asia by Japanese trusts and industrialists, she was offering Asia no acceptable exchange for Western exploitation.”


W.E.B. Dubois, from page 204-205 in Marc Gallichio’s book: The African-   American Encounter with Japan and China: Black Internationalism in Asia 1895-1945, University of NC Press, Chapel Hill 2000.

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