Now there’s an obvious backdrop we need to discuss—the subject of our first-grade, color-in-the-lines cornucopia worksheets. I want you to understand racism today to understand how it is affecting you and America today. These are the three distinct racial positions you will hear throughout Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You—the segregationists, the assimilationists, and the antiracists, and how they each have rationalized racial inequity. Others may be certain that race is like an alligator, a dinosaur that never went extinct but instead evolved. Because the answer is the very first university in America, ever (remember, this society is all brand-new!) And the way he did this was by creating (wait for it… ) White privileges. Oh! This isn’t the be-all end-all. Something to get you excited about choosing your seat—the right seat—at the table. Once the witch hunt eventually died down, the Massachusetts authorities apologized to the accused, reversed the convictions of the trials, and provided reparations in the early 1700s. This isn’t that. These are the three distinct racial positions you will hear throughout. I like that he points this out. The church was a place of power and influence, and in this new land, John Cotton and Richard Mather had a whole lot of power and influence. The author(s)are making an argument. Most were so boring, written in ways I could not relate to. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You study guide contains a biography of Jason Reynolds, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. My daughter pushes the window in a predominately white public school district. He said they were hypersexual savages, making him the first known African racist. I’m no math whiz, but if Black people make up 13 percent of the US population, then Black people should make up somewhere close to 13 percent of the Americans killed by the police, and somewhere close to 13 percent of the Americans sitting in prisons. A land that was taken from them forcefully, claimed and owned by Europeans running from their homelands, afraid for their lives. So, in order to keep their human property from rising up, slaveholders and politicians created a new unnatural system. We might as well just jump in and begin with the world’s first racist. I know we’ve been going on and on about the people working to justify slavery, but it’s important (very important) to note that there were also people all along the way who stood up and fought against these ridiculously racist ideas with abolitionist ideas. But a tricky thing happens with the opening of Harvard. Fooled by racist ideas, I did not fully realize that the only thing wrong with Black people is that we think something is wrong with Black people. As we say now, “Hit ’em in their pockets, where it. By acknowledging America’s racist past, we can acknowledge America’s racist present. The under-recorded, under-analyzed racial disparities between female victims of lethal police force may be even greater. Where he was. And these racist ideas make people ignorant about racism and hateful of racial groups. Namely, they created an American social hierarchy that valued white Puritan life over Native and African existence. And then there are antiracists. Further, it spotlights the work of antira-cists and those who have resisted the racist ideas and policies that shape this nation. And there was no better way to begin his career as a clergyman than for him to co-pastor his father’s (also a preacher) church. I’m a historian of African Americans. Richard Baxter was clearly out of his mind.). Finally, antiracists actively work to end racial inequalities. The thief known as racism is all around. There will come a time when racist ideas will no longer obstruct us from seeing the complete and utter abnormality of racial disparities. But the governor knew if Blacks and Whites joined forces, he’d be done. At least, that’s what Zurara claimed. Cotton Mather, who suffered from a speech impediment, wrote numerous sermons during his time as a student. And if you aren’t saying that, well… you’re a liar. Summary. And the excuses they gave to avoid baptizing slaves were: Africans were too barbaric to be converted. So, you were either dirt folk or church folk, everyone working to grow on stolen land—obviously their native neighbors weren’t happy about any of this, because their world was being broken, while a new world was being built, planted one seed at a time. Anglican (English) people who weren’t Puritans. The Surrey Stalker (DCI Rob Miller, #1) Moments of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration; Escape from Baghdad! And the first thing they did to spread the Puritan way was find other people who were like-minded. All that was needed to complete this oppressive puzzle was slaves. And what did Best use to prove this theory? The next day, Cotton Mather, one of New England’s greatest God-fearing scholars, was dead. Maybe he should’ve been a butcher! But that would mean giving up everything they’d worked to build. A great writer snatches the human eye in the way that a thumping beat snatches the human ear, makes your head bob up and down. And when I say creative, I mean trash. He believed that the most unblemished, purest, perfect minds belonged to Whites, which basically meant Africans had dirty brains. Of course, the other option was for the colonists to just fall in line. 1. Mennonites didn’t want to leave behind one place of oppression to build another in America, so they circulated an antislavery petition on April 18, 1688, denouncing oppression due to skin color by equating it with oppression due to religion. One Puritan accuser described the devil as “a little black bearded man”; another saw “a black thing of a considerable bigness.” Segregationists are loosely defined in the book as “haters,” or people that aim to keep Black and white citizens separate. The pirates robbed the Bautista, taking sixty of the Angolans. He believed slavery was helpful for African people. Not the kind who roots for a team and pumps up a crowd, but he was a man who made sure the team he played for was represented and heralded as great. NOTES ON LOCKE (in regard to African people): He believed that the most unblemished, purest, perfect minds belonged to Whites, which basically meant Africans had dirty brains. 1. There is some kernel of truth. Or the only ones being attacked. The antiracists say racism is the problem in need of changing, not Black people. In The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea, Zurara explained that the Portuguese enslaved people in order to help civilize and Christianize African “savages.” Zurara’s book became a hit across Europe, and this idea would later arrive in America. The assimilationists believe Black people as a group can be changed for the better, and the segregationists do not. More of a shakedown man, a kidnapper getting a commission for bringing the king captives. Following the publication of Zurara’s book, other European writers and scholars developed theories to justify the enslavement of Africans. And with those like-minded folks, they created schools to enforce higher education skewed toward their way of thinking. Cotton Mather, the mutual descendent of John Cotton and Richard Mather, continued the legacy begun by his forefathers. More of a shakedown man, a kidnapper getting a commission for bringing the king captives. And to make matters worse, Bacon declared liberty for all servants and Blacks, because, as far as he was concerned, though they were different races, they were the same class and should be united against the true enemy—rich Whites. They landed in America after treacherous trips, especially Richard Mather, whose ship sailed into a storm in 1635 and almost collided with a massive rock in the ocean. In Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, Reynolds and Kendi aim to help young people understand their role in discussing and dismantling racism. Just a fact of life. Irony. If not for racist ideas, Trayvon would still be alive. I cringe at the thought that my mantra when I was first teaching was I don’t see color. There are only two potential explanations for racial inequity, for why White people were free and Black people were enslaved in the United States. Being delivered from his stutter was a good thing, because he was destined for the pulpit. See, Cotton and Mather were students of Aristotle. They wanted desperately to break him down, make him sin. By acknowledging America’s racist past, we can acknowledge America’s racist present. The first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America’s racist past. The one with all the land, who happened also to be the governor of Virginia. Simply put, Ham’s kids would be Black and bad, ultimately making Black… bad. I watched the televised and untelevised killings of unarmed Black human beings at the hands of cops and wannabe cops. And in nearly every instance, “the devil” who was preying upon innocent White Puritans was described as Black. 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