Friday, January 29th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the eighth study session on Edward Baptist’s 2014 publication, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism. Baptist, a Suspected Racist, created this book to concentrate the enslavement and mutilation of black bodies as essential to the foundation and success of the United States. He provides confirmation that the torture and forced labor of black people was not an inefficient industrial system, nor would it have ended naturally on its own. The book chapters are named after body parts to emphasize how the White slave system represented complete war on black bodies. Last week’s session detailed counter-racist offensive by Virginia legend Nat Turner. Whites across the country recalibrated their surveillance and control of negroes in response the Virginia uprising. Since Turner used the Christian Bible to justify and mobilize his insurrection, Racists modified their religious code to prevent further anti-slavery crusades. Baptist also provided a fascinating history of the word “fuck” and how the sexual plunder of black people was a driving force behind the slave empire.
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