Lord Macauley’s Address

Lord Macauley

On February 2, 1835, Lord Macauley addressed the Parliament with these words about Africa:

“I have travelled across the length and breadth of Africa and have not seen one person who is beggar, who is a thief such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage and therefore, I propose that we  replace her old and ancient system, her culture, for it the Africans think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation”.

What do you think about what he said and what happened?

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