September 21

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Epigenetics: Birth of a White Nation (The Invention of "White" People)

By heheals

September 21, 2020




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Birth of a White Nation (http://goo.gl/q3eRCW) is a fascinating book on race in America that begins with an exploration of the moment in time when “white people,” as a separate and distinct group of humanity, were invented through legislation and the enactment of laws. 

The book provides a thorough examination of the underlying reasons as well as the ways in which “white people” were created. It also explains how the creation of this distinction divided laborers and ultimately served the interests of the elite. 

The book goes on to examine how foundational law and policy in the U.S. were used to institutionalize the practice of “white people” holding positions of power. Finally, the book demonstrates how the social construction and legal enactment of “white people” has ultimately compromised the humanity of those so labeled. 

Dr. Jacqueline Battalora is an attorney and professor of sociology, anthropology, and criminal justice at Saint Xavier University in Chicago. 

As an anti-racist writer, educator, and trainer, she teaches courses in law and society having received her Ph.D from Northwestern University where her research was shaped by an interest in the social forces that make deep human connections across race so difficult to sustain. Her graduate training includes: theology, social ethics, sociology, and law. Battalora’s approach to white awareness training is enhanced by employment experience that includes educator, corporate attorney, Chicago police officer, and coffeehouse co-owner. Her writings explore the enforcement of divisions between people specifically, the making of human difference in law. 

She is the author of the 2013 book “Birth of A White Nation: The Invention of White People and it’s Relevance Today.” (http://goo.gl/q3eRCW).

Dr. Battalora was born in Scotland and lived in Belgium for six years before her family relocated to Victoria, Texas. The experience of attending high school & middle school in Texas formed her understanding of race in America. Dr. Battalora speaks widely on the topic of the invention of white people in law and has been conducting white awareness & anti-racist training sessions since the mid 1990s. She has trained teachers as well as lawyers, judges, activists, corporate and law enforcement officials on the legal historical record of white privilege and its implications for work conducted today.

http://sbpra.com/JacquelineBattalora

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Epigenetics: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) with Dr. Joy DeGruy (Part 2) – https://goo.gl/965RN7
Epigenetics of Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence and Memory in African American History – https://goo.gl/cf0Hpa
The Epigenetics of Roots with Dr. My Haley! – https://goo.gl/hrNKIh
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  1. And it was not about white men feeling insecure about black men they were wanting there race to not be eliminated.. And he did not peep game that she told him what black were in America they are American

  2. Even when they trying to tell the truth they still have to keep themselves up..all she letting me know is why ppl of a caucus mountain decent were and are evil…and we are dumb for follwing that shit.. It was more of us than them when they came..how did we let them come here amd make these laws they had no rights
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  3. White People is a Made Up Concept created by Europeans in Order to Justify their Brutality against Other People of The World! There are Pale People and Pink People but No People the Color of Chalk or Ivory!

  4. Phillipe, you cannot call a white woman's CHOICE to go into a marriage contract slavery. Well, you can but your conclusion would be incorrect. In addition, at that time, she still was the beneficiary of white privilege through her husband WHOM SHE WAS ONE WITH.

  5. In conjunction with this video of the making of white people, us conscious MOORS have been talking this language for centuries and decades now. No human beings can be black or white although it’s a high social status meaning a person that is melanated can claim to be white or a European can claim it because it’s a status and not some color. In school we learned that color such as white or black is an adjective, and you as the human is a noun. One more thing the to say Native American that’s a dichotomy, because if you’re an American you’re already native to the land, and the natives are me and you and not some mongoloid looking people that they put in text books or in movies or at the smithsonian institute. Look at the Webster’s 1828 definition of an American and it will tell you that it originally applied to the aboriginal copper colored race founded here by Europeans and that’s you. We are the true Americans by blood. Those 5 dollar Indians just became so called Indians through a political movement headed by senator Dawes in 1832 where he had the government allocate over 2 million acres of land to them and Europeans were allowed to pay $5.00 to become these so called Indians. We have to know our mystery and his story to put the lies together and overstand what’s going on. Knowing etymology can knock the brains out of falsehood. My name is brother Ali.

  6. White women were not even close to being slaves. Wth? Most gladly participated in slavery. They had special little had held whips for blacks, they had to pass laws to save white women from being convicted of murder for killing black kids in Virginia. White women were no victim's of slavery.

  7. Britain’s black history has been shamefully whitewashed

    I have been researching and writing about black British history for over 30 years but never before have I been fortunate enough to review a 600-page book on the subject, published to accompany a recent major BBC documentary.

    The book and the four-part series give some indication of the extent of a history which David Olusoga presents as ‘forgotten’: the subject, he argues, has been largely excluded from the mainstream narrative of British history. Why it should be forgotten, and who might have forgotten it should give us all pause for reflection, since the denial of black British history by those who should know better could be considered tantamount to racism.

    Olusoga reminds us that Britain’s ‘island story’ cannot be understood in isolation from the rest of the world and certainly not from Africa and other parts of what was once the British empire. He also demonstrates that Africans were often a central part of Britain’s history centuries before the empire, going back to the Roman period and beyond. Indeed, he argues that black British history is not just about black people but about encounters between blacks and whites, including intermarriage or the ‘mixed relationships’ that have been commented on since Elizabethan times.

    The latest archaeological techniques and historical research show that in Roman Britain there were many individuals of African heritage of all classes. We are now becoming more familiar with the fourth-century ‘Ivory Bangle Lady’ of York and ‘The Beachy Head Lady’ from sub-Saharan Africa, thought to have lived in East Sussex c. 200 AD. It seems likely that soon we will have more conclusive evidence that Africans were travelling to Britain long before the arrival of the Romans.

    Black and British also builds on the work of previous historians for its depiction of the African presence in Tudor England, including individuals becoming better known, such as the royal trumpeter John Blanke and the diver Jacques Francis.

    Olusoga explains the conditions that led to this African presence in Shakespeare’s time but curiously makes no mention of Shakespeare’s alleged friendship with an African woman.

    But he is certainly at pains to remind us of Britain’s links with enslavement and empire, with Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas.

    It is perhaps not surprising that, when describing the centuries of imperial expansion, historians have underplayed the fact that Britain then led the world in human trafficking.

    But it is impossible to understand the industrial revolution, the creation of Sierra Leone, the use of the guinea and much else besides unless Britain’s history is presented in its entirety.

    In the 18th century there was an obvious connection between the transportation of Africans to North America and the Caribbean and the thousands of Africans who resided in Britain, some of whom were also evidently slaves.

    Britain’s great homes, its financial system, its major ports and textile industry were all based on the enslavement of African men, women and children.

    There can be no doubt that Black and British is an ambitious attempt to provide a ‘re-examination of a shared history’. This has been long overdue and Olusoga delighted many with his BBC series.

    Time will tell whether his book is as influential as Peter Fryer’s Staying Power proved to be. Black and British certainly demonstrates that this shared history extends not only back in time for at least 2,000 years but can be extended geographically to include parts of Africa, America and the Caribbean.

  8. I didn't ment to make that coment about we need back every thing that was taken from our ancestors I see you as a wonderful soul and u speak truth but now ofter all that said and done it's not about race and slavery any more it's about been neutral and raise your frequency out of the read zone so have my excuse for saying that.

  9. So basically if you want to change America you run for Office : DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, SENATORS, CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Wake up BLACK people run for something

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