White Supremacy: Origins and Evolution, a Brief History of Who is Included and Excluded and How it Has Created a Crisis in America

37 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2020

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Niccolo Leo Caldararo

San Francisco State University - Department of Anthropology

Date Written: June 4, 2020

Abstract

The origins of White Supremacy are described in this paper along with the elements of European agrarian history that produced the structure of its ideology. A review of who has been considered White is presented as well as a discussion of the changes in ideology that have accommodated such change. The idea of good and evil, of power and submission as well as the nature of legitimacy are all fundamental to the basis of slavery, ethnic discrimination and religious persecution. The definition of social membership and the processes of pollution and guilt, punishment and debt are the means of understanding how White Supremacy has been couched and maintained for 5 centuries. How such groups have adapted to contemporary events is covered.

Keywords: White Supremacy, Slavery, Catholics, Protestants, Sects, Discrimination

JEL Classification: D63, D74, I14, 131, K42

Suggested Citation

Caldararo, Niccolo Leo, White Supremacy: Origins and Evolution, a Brief History of Who is Included and Excluded and How it Has Created a Crisis in America (June 4, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3619534 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3619534

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