What's Your Racial IQ?

What's Your Racial IQ?

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Where did the idea that "whites" are supreme come from? And how long has it been around?

This is tough one, partially because most of the sources for generally accepted information (in the USA at least) is written by people who would be identified as "white".

Also, who is considered "white" in the USA has varied from time to time. One book I read years ago, "How the Irish Became White" by Noel Ignatiev shows just how arbitrary and politically "correct" the whole idea of "race" always has been...and still is.

Please stay tuned.


  1. 'Today, historians and social scientists in the Western world have reached the conclusion that the concept of "race" is a modern idea; it did not exist before the 17th century and came into fruition gradually during the 18th century. Despite wide physical variation among populations of the Ancient World, centering on the Mediterranean and Middle East, none of the peoples there divided their populations into distinct and exclusive groups called races. '
    Audrey Smedley, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University in anthropology

  2. There were religious affiliations to slavery in that Christian men of color were not to be slaves so the fear based response to that was to hold their pre Christian ancestors as the "original sin" thus allowing all men of color to be enslaved. Such sadness are our shortcomings .