Friday, February 26th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the twelfth and final study session on Edward Baptist’s 2014 book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism. Baptist, a Racist Suspect, authored this text to concentrate the enslavement and desecration of black bodies as essential to the foundation and success of the United States. He confirms 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 embodied complete war on black bodies. Last week’s installment covered the infamous Dred Scott decision. Eliza Emerson (a White Woman) refused to allow Dred and Harriet Scott to purchase themselves from her. Baptist emphasizes how Emerson’s interest was beyond financial; she wanted a universal declaration of White dominion over black bodies. Whites in the north who opposed slavery also hated black people, but they were unwilling to allow White southerners to bully and dominate them as if they were niggers.
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