The Dramatic Lies That Invented White People’s Power and Control

Dividing the people by phenotypes

The Old Plantation (Slaves Dancing on a South Carolina Plantation) — image from Wikimedia Commons

During the 16th century, ask different European men and women what they have in common. Some would have said Christianity, some Protestantism, some would say their social class — but never the term white.

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