Tue, Oct 25|
Unlearning and Addressing Anti-Blackness, White Supremacy, and Racism (Pt 7)
Week 7: Analyzing Blackness As America’s Main Cause of Criminality, Deficiency, and Inadequacy; White American Terror Against Free and Enslaved Black People as American Cultural Agreements
Time & Location
Oct 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT
About The Event
This session focuses on examining laws that specifically affirmed America’s Anti-Black orientation, establishing Black people, both enslaved and free, as the country’s bottom class. The main focus includes an emphasis on race as a foundational legal and political principle in 17th &18th century America, formation of the United States and Whiteness as the requirement and main principle of citizenship. It highlights ways Anti-Blackness began to be fused into the United States Constitution, as well as state and federal laws with the emergence of both slave codes and Black codes which targeted both free and enslaved Black people. This module also focuses on the intersections of Whiteness and anti-Blackness as cultural, economic, legal, and political principles – and the ways they were infused into academia and healthcare (i.e., medical industrial complex) during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries to establish many of America’s current day medical principles and practices (i.e., beliefs Black people possess greater muscle mass therefore the need for dialysis treatment can be delayed, Black people have higher pain thresholds, etc.). The years/timeframe covered are 1740 – 1803, with ties to impacts on 20th century medical practices.