M150B Notes + PLF.docx - .8\/6 [email protected] T 11AM-1PM for Stevenson\u2019s office hours Audre Lorde 8\/7 Enslaved = other in society inferior These

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.8/6[email protected]T 11AM-1PM for Stevenson’s office hoursAudre Lorde8/7Enslaved = other in society, inferior. These aren’t victims, they get what is “deserved.”Class discussion of equality, belonging, affirmative action, etc.Skill, discipline, knowledge required for labor of the enslaved… Not intellectual, innovative, or artistic so they are denied these parts of life and justified as deserving of “meager” rolesImportant to remember, slavery is NOT a choice for those enslaved. Duh. ** Thought: Can slavery be a genuine position, or is it propagandized to even fathom it being a “political position” which, if it were, would obviously be fascism. We are enslaved in ways to this day, obviously not comparable, of course.25-40% of the population in Rome were enslaved20% of the population in Constantinople were enslavedChattel slavery, sex slavery, forced labor, debt bondageEvery form of slavery has violence, force, and possession.Incarceration is defined as a form of enslavement in the...13th amendment:“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”This makes the US the country that enslaves the most peopleRace, color, culture/nativity, class, gender used as categories to enslave and differentiate the “other”
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“Indigenous inferiority”Black Irish same as Blacks19th century comics darken skin to imply inferiority, even when talking about white people (Irish). Black man is happy to critique Northerners and show how good the South is to their inferior counterparts.
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8/8 PLFTheme: Slavery + Race / Time / PlaceImportant to be specific… Refer tohighlighted textSlavery in the US is not unique… Transatlantic slave trade utilized race as a tool for slavery for all of the New WorldWhat is the GM Hall book saying specifically about the experience of Africans in the transatlantic slave tradeBrenda’s bookis a synthesis. Her lectures are the big picture, the text is the details.GM Hall bookis a monograph. Single subject text, this author’s argument is very specific, so you gotta get with it. What’s the theme? What to look for when the details bog you down?8/9Largest influx of migrants for Gold Rush in CaliforniaAlways assumed that migrants don’t bring skill and educationNobody here is “legal” but the indigenousWhite people bring disease, violence, etc but they’re the ones fearful of migrants bringing those same things
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Notice the brown skin, equating to ratsIt’s always an “invasion”It’s always Uncle Sam and Columbia in these comics because they represent how migrants are a threat to democracy (when it is, in actuality, opposite)Migrant women are exoticized and criminalized and thought of as prostitutes. They bring an unsavory sexual appeal to society and are a threat to good Christians in US society.
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