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Reclamation GIANNA USON how do i celebrate my salvation through Jesus— in Whose name my ancestors were tortured? i refuse to believe that my God would support the erasure of my people’s history the acts of inhumanity and then call it a victory because He wouldn’t Jesus is not a Western construct meant to further a self-seeking agenda not an idea meant to enslave a people nor an ideal meant to oppress the Son of Man is not a master used to control us but Who the Master used to free us and though this anger is valid, it is not enough to invalidate His work on the cross for it was the same crooked system of oppression of marginalization of racism of injustice that put Him there my God is not a colonizer’s god— He is for us, the poor and powerless and we are descendants of the King Gianna Uson is a sophomore concentrating in Computer Science. Collide Lauren Galvan ’16