Hierarchy

Hierarchy (noun)

-a ruling body of clergy organized into orders or ranks each subordinate to the one above it

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hierarchy

Reading ” Nontsikelelo Mutiti on Interrogating Euro-centric Design Canon”

paragraph number 4 ” It automatically placed a Hierarchy among forms , ways and language. So for me growing up in post independent Zimbabwe we still dealt with all of those same issues ..”

What Mutit was trying to explain to the reader was that her education was affected by Hierarchy. Other people with higher status and authority control what they learn and never really go the opportunity to stick with one form of education .