The story we tell

The story we tell - Michael Kaye Dr. Radcliffe AFRO 335:...

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Michael Kaye Dr. Radcliffe AFRO 335: History of Racism 9 December 2009 Race the Power of an Illusion: The Story We Tell (Answers) What is the connection of American slavery to prejudices against African descended peoples? Why does race persist after abolition? The idea of prejudice towards people of African decent in the lower-class communities resides in rich, southern land owners perpetuating the ideas of Africans being inferior by inheritable animal traits and the image of former slaves as savage beasts. Race persists because of the need of a societal scapegoat to distract the working class from protesting against those who control their perceptions. Why was it not slavery but freedom and the notion that “all men are created equal that created a moral contradiction in colonial America and how did race help resolve that contradiction? Contrast Thomas Jefferson’s policy to assimilate American Indians in the 1780’s with Andrew Jackson’s policy of removing Cherokees to west of the Mississippi in
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course AFRO 335 taught by Professor Radcliffe during the Fall '09 term at CSU Fullerton.

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