What is this?

Global South is a term that emerged in the 1970s as an alternative way of describing the global economic and geopolitical relationship between the Global North and the Global South. It is a ‘Southern’ driven term, designed to articulate the structural inequalities, resource disparities, and sheer structural violence experienced by countries and regions in the South, in contrast to those in the so-called Global North. It usefully brings attention to dynamics of resource extraction, environmental exploitation, class dynamics, extractivism, colonialism, and geopolitical gambits that have undergirded and continue to fuel ongoing disparities between the North and South. The Global South then is best understood as an expression of growing solidarity and interconnectedness among peoples and cultures of the global south.

See also: slave trade, white supremacy, climate change, racial justice

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