coloniality

The persisting social categories, social hierarchies, disregard for non-western knowledge that were once imposed by European imperialism and colonialism. Coloniality is not the same as colonialism, because officially the latter has stopped (the historical colonizers do no longer possess colonies) and the first is still continuing nowadays. Geographically speaking colonialism is generally assumed to have disappeared, while coloniality still exists  in current social hierarchical categories such as race.