TOPIC 5

RACISM

 

 

HISTORY OF RACISM

 

Racism Definition

 

Prejudice, discrimination, against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

Systemic Racism is a system of inequality called white supremacy develop to protect the power, race and privilege especially wealth.

 

 

Racism never existed on Earth until 1619 where the 9 European nations decided to exploit the black nations of the World.

( ie Asians British Raj 1858- 1947   and African Slavery 1619 – 1865. )

Believing they were superior they travelled around the world with their bible and the gun civilising the savages who just happened to be black skinned.

 

 

  1. The Emancipation Proclamation Act

was a presidential executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1st, 1863. It changed the federal legal status of more than 3.5 million enslaved Africans (Americans) in the designated areas of the South from slave to free.

( Video of the emancipation act explained. = 8:44 min )

 

African people was the prize or loot they used to empower Europeans buying Africans in Africa for 20$ and selling them for 400$ and kidnapping Africans from the continent of Africa. this was the start of capitalist system.

Going back to the topic of Racism The idea of being superior was seen to its full affect back in 20th century with the rise of Nazism which preached the philosophy of blonde haired blue eye and the purity of the white Race. This ideology was the cause of two world wars.

{ video of Akala – Racism in the UK = 7: 34 min }

 

What is the root cause of Racism

 

Professor Ibram X Kendi “we are taught that ignorant and hateful people are the people who produce these racist ideas. But in fact it is Racist policy that creates racist ideas.”

( video How to be an antiracist = Root of Racism 3:47 min )

 

Ibram Kendi BOOKS

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{ How to be an antiracist }

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