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