You believe the text is related to the social context of its author and the historical contexts in which it was written and read. You recognise that the power base in the world works to the advantage of the colonisers: the white Europeans and that the world is organised on terms dictated by them and to their advantage.
You are interested in the struggle against injustice and oppression, chiefly
between black and white. You look at what a text reveals about attitudes to race.
You might be interested in the ways people from different heritages are represented in a text and what attributes are associated with them. Likewise you might examine the attributes associated with particular colours or other symbols and how these reflect and shape the attitudes of the culture.
You might examine to what extent the text supports or challenges the dominant philosophy that privileges white over black, the Western Anglo-Saxon over the non-Western.
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