Albert Memmi (Arabic: ألبرت ميمي; born 15 December 1920, in Tunis) is a Tunisian Jewish writer and essayist who migrated to France. His most famous work is The Colonizer and the Colonized.
- Racism... is the highest expression of the colonial system and one of the most significant features of the colonialist.
- The Colonizer and the Colonized (1957)
- Racism rests upon and functions as a kind of seesaw: the persecutor rises by debasing and inferiorizing his victim.
- There is a strange kind of tragic enigma associated with the problem of racism. No one, or almost no one, wishes to see themselves as racist; still racism persists, real and tenacious.
- Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises.
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