Peace Isciple, and give thankhs for the continuation of this truth-thought from seshata.
i am not to sharp on the time-line of complexion hate concerning those who we call the "semites"; eventho i know that the pale-skin ones also used the half-breed beasts in the color scheme (which i think is probaly the MAIN purpose of the W.E.B Dubioses).
Anyhow, what i really want to add myself to the reasoning, is that on THESE shores (the americas), it seems that CLASSISM came BEFORE racism, which seems to be a social(as seshata said) offshoot for the beast's purpse. As history shows, at one time, this term "WHITE" was also used to designate some of OUR people, or for that matter, ANYHONE who was not "CIVIlITER MORTUUS", or 'dead to the law'.
The european race, when they got more power hungry, when they couldnt even abide by their own laws, decided to count they themselves as the only nobles, according to their skin color, which is far from the truth. I recommend a book called "Othellos Children in the New World" by Jose Pimienta Bey, he kindah breaks it down more (ofcourse i have my own taughts lol). Peace & Love
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