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Monday, 3 December 2012

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: THE IDEOLOGY OF SKIN COLOR, WHITE SUPREMACY AND BLACK INFERIOR AS A RACE.


























European colonialism creates a system of white Supremacy and racist ideology, which led to a structure of domination that privileged whiteness over blackness a Biological Differences in skin color were used as a justification for the Enslavement and Oppression of Africans, developing a Social Hierarchic that place White at the top and Blacks at the bottom. The desire to rise out of this lower position ultimately caused internalized divisions among African American.

MISCEGENATION- the mixing of different racial groups commonly through the sexual exploitation of black female slaves by white male slave owners resulted in a large number of mixed race individuals with both African and European Ancestry. Terminology was also developed to distinguished various levels of African Ancestry. The term - MULATTO, QUADROON,  and OCTOROON  were used to identify an African Ancestry respectively. Slaves with lighter skin were allowed to engaged in less tasks like domestic duties, while the darker person participated in hard labor which was more than likely out doors. A partial white heritage also gave lighter skin black slaves more economic value and caused them to be viewed as smarter and superior to darker skinned black slaves, allowing more advantages in a white dominated society such as broader opportunities for education and the acquisition of land and property,