Department ofAfrican American Studies

Our colleague, Dr. Cynthia Young (AFAM/ ENG/WGSS) was invited to submit an OpEd on the significance of Colin Powell’s legacy in The Guardian. It is out today, with the title:  “Colin Powell: a career marked by Faustian bargains in service of war.” She offers a powerful account of the racist apartheid system that shaped the US military as Powell rose in its ranks, during wave upon wave of warfare.

Check it out here:

This is excellent work! Congratulations on this important piece, Cynthia!