The latter two are incontrovertibly native human traits that can be observed in nearly every culture and nearly every society. Jan 01, 2010 this book really ought to be called the construction of race in america, but a bold title like the history of white people is catchier heck, i checked out the book. Sujan kumar dass supreme understanding is one of the most powerful summaries of our total and collective accomplishments as melanated people. Paper invented by egyptians, for the purpose of this thread we classify as non white. The occasional heavyhandedness, as well as the fact that every single story is loaded with portent about the treatment of the jewish people and women over the centuries, makes it impossible to shake off the knowledge that brooks is always hovering over the pages, a benevolent professor conducting a history lesson in the importance of tolerance. Many people like to make ethnic distinctions as well as. Did whites really invent the majority of important. How 17thcentury literature invented the term white people. Why white people are called caucasian illustrated youtube. Our people are so brainwashed that after s of true news stories about niggers killing whites, they still think blacks are equivalent to everyone else. When the first africans arrived in virginia in 1619, there were no white people there. Dismantling that murderous myth will break down the backbone of a racist ideology that has kept a settler. Blacks in slavery were only cotton pickers and maids. A story filled with towering historical figures, the history of white people closes a huge gap in literature that has long focused on the non white and forcefully reminds us that the concept of race is an alltoohuman invention whose meaning, importance, and reality have changed as it has been driven by a long and rich history of events.
White people will talk about there inventions for 3 reason 1. To show that whites are the best regardless of how much racism they have have. Both electricity and computers are much older than the 18th century enlightenment. White people were created 6,000 years ago by a black scientist. Im here with straight logic, no social engineering bs.
Allens twovolume the invention of the white race, republished by verso books in a new expanded edition, presents a fullscale challenge to what allen refers to as the great. He created the white race as a race of devils to strike back at the black race. By distinguishing european americans from african americans within the laboring class, white privileges enforced the myth of the white race through the years and. The vast majority of those white people who oppose the aims of the antiracist movement have fallen into the trap of thinking like their avowed enemy, for by and large they accept the unsustainable premise that the world is made up of two, and only two, types of people. Nell irvin painters accessible study shows that deciding who is white has always been heavily influenced by class and culture. Mar, 2014 nell painter combines the discursive meanings of scholarship with the visual meaning of painting, to answer, literally, why white people are called caucasian, what that looks like, and how they.
The phrase was first uttered by the character of an african king who looks out upon an english audience and declares. When the first africans arrived in virginia in 1619. All of which were largely staffed by white people, and run almost entirely by white people. In view of the fact that dickens can be said to have almost singlehandedly created the modern idea of christmas, it is interesting to note that in fact during the first eight years of his life there was a white christmas every year. Oct 24, 2010 yakub was a scientist who saw in the genetic makeup of the black man that he could bring out of us a new people, the opposite of the original. Written in the late 1890s, it was first published in 1904 in horlicks magazine, edited by machens friend a. The jacobean playwright thomas middleton invented the concept of white people on october 29,16, the date that his play the triumphs of truth was first performed the phrase was first uttered by the character of an african king who looks out upon an english audience and declares.
I see amazement set upon the facesof these white people, wondrings and strange gazes. Indeed white people s inventions and creations and race and iq are usually the two main arguments that whites will use to prove how they are the most progressive and advanced of all the races. The construction of race and racism racial equity tools. Mar 23, 2010 people hear its a book called the history of white people and that its by a black author, and make assumptions. Why have white people seemingly invented so many things. The invention of the white people was a blatant mechanism of power and domination.
The caucasian race also caucasoid or europid is a grouping of human beings historically regarded as a biological taxon, which, depending on which of the historical race classifications is used, has usually included ancient and modern populations from europe, western asia, central asia, south asia, north africa, and the horn of africa. It was white people who invented the idea of race in the first place, and it is white people who have become obsessed and consumed by it until, like captain ahab, they have become entangled so deeply in pursuing its nature that they selfdestruct in the process. A white sport invented by white people, played by white people with the exception of the odd negro or injun watched by mostly white people. Feb 07, 2014 the history white people need to learn. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an america without black people. These are the people at the center of nancy isenbergs newest book, white trash. This page focuses on white people world wide inventions and achievements through out history.
The history of white people is a 2010 book by nell irvin painter, in which the author explores the idea of whiteness throughout history, beginning with ancient greece and continuing through the beginning of scientific racism in early modern europe to 19th through 21stcentury america. United states is a perfect example of this reality. A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with african americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. May 24, 2011 life without black people a very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with african americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away.
Pusey invented the matchbook, however, he placed the striking surface on the inside of the book so that all 50 matches would ignite at once. Author nell irvin painter starts with a very quick survey of preamerican concepts of race in europe. I mean, its just so difficult to argue with people who have accepted such unreasonable explanations of their world around them. White people were created 6,000 years ago by a black. On the steps of the lincoln memorial in 1963, martin luther king outlined a dream of an america where people would not be judged by the color of their skin. Nov 26, 2012 in the history of white people, nell irvin painter tells perhaps the most important forgotten story in american history. Day, 1998 by gregory jay professor of english, university of wisconsinmilwaukee what is it for. Whitw people have been pretty advanced due to their mobility and exploration of the world then returning home and using what they learned ro then advance it into their own culture. Aug 14, 2017 in the history of white people, celebrated historian nell irvin painter goes beneath the skin and explores the many ways whiteness has been constructed as a sign of power, control, wealth, beauty.
Beginning at the roots of western civilization, she traces the invention. In the beliefs of the nation of islam noi, yakub was a black scientist who lived 6,600 years ago and began the creation of the white race. Birth of a white nation is a fascinating new 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. Sep 12, 2017 the jacobean playwright thomas middleton invented the concept of white people on 29 october 16, the date that his play the triumphs of truth was first performed. The invention of the white race, volume 1 verso books. Famous inventions by black people a knowledge archive. The white people is a horror short story by welsh author arthur machen. Several of the answers discuss racism and elide this with any form of tribalism or ethnocentrism. These jews have invented weaponized jargon that stops most people in their tracks from even thinking that blacks might be different. The book is an eminently readable guide through the evolution and conception of white people.
A basic teaching in their belief system is the yakub myth. The invented human category called white people served many purposes. The real history of white people the purpose of this article is to explain who and what white people, such as those in europe, really are. How white people were invented by a playwright in 16. What parts do the invention and development of whiteness play in the construction of what is loosely described as american. He is said to have done this through a form of selective breeding referred to as grafting, while living on the island of patmos. Depending on what exactly you mean by the internet, it was invented either by the us military, cern, or al gore. Volume i draws lessons from irish history, comparing british rule in ireland with the white oppression of native americans and african americans. But in her new book, the history of white people historian nell irvin painter. Weve all seen the word caucasian, usually when were filling out forms, but. Author examines the history of white people conversations about race often focus on what it means to be black. This book should be mandatory reading for all schools who claim to teach black history, and it should also be in every personal library of every black man and.
Waite, then reprinted in machens collection the house of souls 1906 the story has since been described as an important example of horror fiction, influencing generations of later writers. After ultimate shtlord steve king announced the obvious glory of white civilization on live television the other day, jews and nonwhites have come forward whining about how we as a people are not responsible for bringing the planet out of the stone age bizarre inventions are being credited to blacks and asians in a way that smacks of afrocentrism rather than proper. Historical debate about the origin of racial slavery has focused on the status of the negro in seventeenthcentury virginia and maryland. Before white people invented the patent office, black folks were the original creators and builders, developing ingenious ways to manage the worlds changes over millions of years, everywhere you can imagine, from azerbaijan to zagazig. Nell irvin painters title, the history of white people, is a provocation in several ways.
Theres a trickle down effect with anything that is cool, hip, and happening, so it makes sense why these words and phrases eventually reach the mainstream and become part of a larger, mixed lexicon take yolo and hot mess being. Whiteness was not always invented in opposition to chattel slavery, even in america. Sep 16, 2017 how 17thcentury literature invented the term white people and the rest of the weeks best writing on books and related subjects. The scots invention of the modern world is a nonfiction book written by american historian arthur herman. The invention of the white race penguin random house. White people did not exist until 1681 jacqueline battalora. Yakub was one of the council of 24 black scientistgods.
In the beliefs of the nation of islam noi, yakub sometimes spelled yacub or yaqub was a black scientist who lived 6,600 years ago and began the creation of the white race. The beachwood reporter how white people were invented. The history of white people is a 2010 book by nell irvin painter, in which the author explores the idea of whiteness throughout history, beginning with ancient. Oct 17, 2014 the invented category of white people is still the largest case of this colonial strategy in the world. This book really ought to be called the construction of race in america, but a bold title like the history of white people is catchier heck, i checked out the book. The idea here isnt necessarily to say that white people shouldnt use certain black slang although by now we should all be clear on the nword debate. Racial oppression and social control allen, theodore w. White people didnt invent computers or the internet. He rebelled against allah and the council, causing havoc. At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief. Here are a few things you probably didnt know were invented. There are so many things that are wrong with religion, specifically the noi, that it is just so much. Her book begins in colonial americawhere surplus poor people were sent by the british empire to form what richard hakluyt envisioned as one giant workhouse. Dismantling of the murderous myth that is white people will break down the backbone of the racist ideology.1152 106 755 1035 1278 663 383 938 395 907 239 173 1021 417 639 368 618 1271 1026 786 294 291 194 561 642 124 479 1253 1456 1296 316