Across Boundaries

Decolonization and its meaning in Across boundaries by Diana Yoo

Decolonization is the process or action of a state withdrawing from its former colony, leaving it an independent state. In Across Boundaries by Diana Yoo, she has tried to bring out decolonization and its meaning, so that people can have a clear idea what it is. Apart from this, she has also studied the different causes of colonization and its effects. She says that some of the effects of colonization are still felt today. Some of the effects of colonization are positive while the others are negative.


The emergence of third world countries is one of those things that are related to the effects of decolonization. Today, there are those countries that have fully developed while the others are underdeveloped. The underdeveloped countries are the so called third world countries. In most cases, they depend on the leading countries when it comes to loans and leases. Therefore, the leading countries still exploit the decolonized countries when they are paying for these loans.


The other issue that arose from decolonization is the issue of racial discrimination. There are those people from specific races that were taken into slavery during the decolonization period. These people are still viewed as subjects to the other races which are superior to them. However, Diana Yoo wants to insist that there is no race that is superior to the other. She is against the racial discrimination and being an inter-sectional artist, she wants to fight for the freedom of every person despite the factors that gives him or her an identity. Race is one of these factors. In Across boundaries, she has also reported that part from racial discrimination, there is discrimination in other fields like the place of work, community level and other cases. She says that for people to be free, all the negative effects of decolonization must be dealt with first.