Racial Nationalism and Black Labor - Racial Nationalism and Black Labor Popularizing white supremacy Xenophobia and racism(1920-21 800,000 immigrants in

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Racial Nationalism and Black LaborPopularizing white supremacy Xenophobia and racism (1920-21 800,000 immigrants in the US from Europe)African American, Southern and Eastern European Racial diluting o1921 and 1924: immigrants and exclusion 1915: D.W. Griffith’s release of the birth of a nation othe Clansman Thomas Dixon(1905), SC Reconstruction o18 million (254 million) oThe African American depiction and NAACP bans (Ca, DE, MA,IL) Tried to ban the movie Resurgence of the Klan oWilliam J. Simmons, Stone Mountain, Ga- founded a new Klan that discriminates against white immigrants and blacks oAnti-Immigrant and Anti African American Urban immortality Conservative values,Attacking evolution, pushing prohibition and threats to white womanhood (claims of black men saverangy) Attack Catholics, Jews, African Americans religious minorities (synagogues, churches, branding, lynching) o5 million members (Washington march of 40,000) and Klan politics Scandal and division (DC Stephenson’s rape case) take a dip in membership in the 1920’s when DC Stevensonis arrested and sentenced to life with the rape of a woman who commits suicide Black Institutions and Pan Africanism 1916-1920: NAACP (9000-90,000) oJames Weldon Johnson- goes out of his way to recruit new members and create new chapters
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