How American oligarchs created the concept of race to divide and conquer the poor – Courtland Miloy / Wash Post

courtland 2.jpgreWhile teaching U.S. history at a public charter high school in the District, Julian Hipkins III noticed that students tended to assume that “race” was as old as mankind. “Almost like it was natural, a given,” as he put it.

So, using some specialized lessons, Hipkins helped the students explore the invention of race and the reasons for it, as laid out in colonial law. Especially the Virginia slave codes enacted between 1640 and 1705.

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Also read, “Let’s Stop Using “White” and “Black” to Describe European-Americans and African-Americans : Here Are The Reasons Why” by Ronald J Sheehy

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