n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Cutaneo-chroma (skin color) as post-colonial hierarchy : a global strategy for conflict resolution

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The post-colonial hierarchy is a critical dynamic of global coexistence. Power is associated with those sovereignties characterized by light-skinned populations. Those characterized by dark skin are denigrated and assumed less qualified to negotiate global issues as equals. Although political objectives are expected to stimulate conflict, skin color is directly correlated with the present world order. Moreover, most post-colonial sovereignties are heterogeneous in one way or another and yet do not engage in destructive conflict. From a global perspective, conflict resolution will require post-colonial sovereignties - particularly those of relative light skin - to forfeit their self-serving denigration of others. Strategies for conflict resolution should ignore skin color and incorporate measures designed to improve problem-solving, moral reasoning and general etiquette skills of those engaged in any negotiation process.

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