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White supremacy (Social structure)

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    • found: Work cat: Thompson, C.P. The making of American Whiteness, 2023(summary: "And just as the system of White supremacy was the principal framework that fueled the transatlantic slave trade, it likewise was the framework that drove the organization of civil society in Virginia, including the organization and structure of the colony's laws, social, political, and economic policies as well as its system of governance. The book shows what Whiteness looked like in everyday life in the early seventeenth century, in a way eerily prescient to Whiteness today") (OCoLC)1342509313
    • found: Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, 2013("White supremacy is the ideology that whites are superior to people of other races and thus should have power over them. As early as the fifteenth century, during the period of European exploration and conquest, Europeans established a social hierarchy by which people having the whitest skin, fairest eyes, and straightest hair were physically, intellectually, and morally superior to others who lacked these features. As Europeans expanded their control over the world through imperialism and colonialism, they dominated and exploited people of color. Europeans also developed a worldwide system of white privilege. An essential aspect of white supremacy during these time periods was the ability to create separation among oppressed peoples so they could not unite against Europeans to alleviate their conditions")
    • found: Merriam-Webster website, 14 Oct. 2022(white supremacy: (1) the belief that the white race is inherently superior to other races and that white people should have control over people of other races; (2) the social, economic, and political systems that collectively enable white people to maintain power over people of other races)
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    • [Established March 2023.]
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    • 2022-10-14: new
    • 2023-03-09: revised
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