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Discussion in 'Caribbean' started by El Yucateco, Nov 1, 2005.
Ah - he's the one who invented racism. Oh no, that can't be right, he's not English - I say we check back into his family tree and check for English forefathers, they're bound to be the ones who invented slavery as well....
Then we're back on track
Does your belief in the origins of slavery, colonialism and racism (however misplaced) make you feel superior (morally or whatever) to us white English types?
Well, this is interesting. A little research says that Williams (author of capialism & slavery) put forward the idea that as slave populations in America and the Carribean grew, the slave owners (and white population there) begin to increasing view themselves as being distinct from the black slaves, gaining a feeling of racial superiority higher than that that had existed before.
Two problems. There is no claim that racism, even white on black racism (which appears to be the only kind of racism you recognise) was invented by those owners/populations, just heightened.
Secondly, if that increase in racism grew in the colonies, then I hate to break in to you, but the colonies are not England. If racism was invented, as you claim, it was invented in America and the carribean, not England.
Is anyone still having fun in this thread because quite frankly I'm tired of waiting for it to come back on topic...
For 6 or 7 pages now...