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FROM CHRISTIANITY TO WHITENESS: VIRGINIA LAW OF 1667 (AN ACT CONCERNING BAPTISME)

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In this video, I discuss the reasons why English and other Europeans transitioned from using ‘Christian’ to ‘White’ as a legal category. 1.) As ‘Black’ (Negro) and ‘Indians’ were converted to Christianity, through laws like the particular law I am speaking about during this clip (Virginia 1667), Europeans needed to figure out a way to differentiate and distinguish themselves against ‘other’ Christians. 2.) It was easier to distinguish all Europeans as White people, in contrast to Blackness.


To understand these transitions, is to understand that ‘Whiteness’ was/is synonymous with ‘Christian’ (vice versa), within the European American construct. Think about where we are right now in 2023, with White Christian Nationalism. White people know and understand ‘Christianity’ as an ethno-religious (or racial-religious) construct; a construct in which non-White people, especially Black people, are excluded.


What are your thoughts?



I discuss this and much more in my book, #The400YearHolocaust

Go to www.danteking.com to get more information.



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Francesca D'Amore
Francesca D'Amore
Aug 14, 2023

Garbage grifter

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YES! Thank you, Dante for addressing the power construct of white Christianity. has indeed been used as a tool to justify the destructive and violent actions white folks have done and continue to do. I would add that white Jesus plays a critical role as a “driver” of white supremacy and white Christianity as an ethno/racial-religious construct. In all honesty, White European folks stole the Christianity religion from the Hebrew-Israelites (which were indeed Black people) and the foundational principles the religion stood for: love yourself & others, faith in the higher power, forgive others who have wronged us, and serve those who are impoverished & oppressed. The White Christian Nationalism principles are far from what Christianity actually is.

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