Because there are people that think it it has to do with discarding every one of our cultural influences when we were colonized completely, in favor of our indigenous and pre-colonial roots. Yaaaa ok, that is not what our decolonization process means at all like what we are doing is erasing that part of our history like it never existed. We were colonized. It happened. We got some cultural influences from said colonizer. Those cultural influences are a part of our cultures now no doubt about it.
What our decolonization means simply is that we are getting rid of colonial mentality, such as the mentality of foreign western and white features = beauty than our indigenous selves. White skin, blue eyes, and pointer noses = beauty and what everyone should strive to be than ones natural features of being a person of color, having dark brown to black eyes, dark hair, and more flatter noses.
It means embracing our indigenous and pre-colonial cultures that were oppressed and reclaiming them while also acknowleding our cultural influences we got from our colonizers and learning how to embrace both, not simply embracing one over the other.
It’s about learning your languages that you didn’t get to learn because you were forced to forgrt or not learn because of parents not teaching it to you so you can fit in with Western soceity. It’s about learning your history to those who don’t know, both pre-colonial and colonial. It’s about the acceptance that yes you were colonized but you are reclaiming your heritage and getting rid of all those negative and harmful colonial mentalities that make the colonizer the hero, the standard of beauty, and that makes it like you should be ashamed of yourself and people, your cultures, your physical features, that you and your people are “ugly”, or “barbaric” compared to ones colonizers.
That is what our decolonization is, as well as a few other points that I most likely missed.