Passports Are Some Colonial Bullshit

Jack Dawson didn’t need a passport and neither do you

Jack Dawson ran onboard the Titanic with just a ticket. He didn’t have to run home to get his passport, he didn’t have one in 1912. Passports only emerged during World War I. When the world wars ended white people began traveling freely again — passports a mere formality — but for the colonized…

Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

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