White Supremacy: Origins and Evolution, a Brief History of Who is Included and Excluded and How it Has Created a Crisis in America
37 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 4, 2020
The origins of White Supremacy are described in this paper along with the elements of European agrarian history that produced the structure of its ideology. A review of who has been considered White is presented as well as a discussion of the changes in ideology that have accommodated such change. The idea of good and evil, of power and submission as well as the nature of legitimacy are all fundamental to the basis of slavery, ethnic discrimination and religious persecution. The definition of social membership and the processes of pollution and guilt, punishment and debt are the means of understanding how White Supremacy has been couched and maintained for 5 centuries. How such groups have adapted to contemporary events is covered.
Keywords: White Supremacy, Slavery, Catholics, Protestants, Sects, Discrimination
JEL Classification: D63, D74, I14, 131, K42
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