The invention of whiteness

MSH Malcolm Shabazz Hoover Public Seen by 116

Whiteness as a construct was not a thing, not a category of identity before the 1600s when it was invented by courts in Virginia as a way to seperate Irish and African runaway indentured servants. Before that Europeans identified with their home countries, or were identified as Christians. It is a construct based on difference and oppression.


Sam Tue 29 Jan 2019 11:21AM

I find that these ideas to resignate wth the right. A lot seem to agree that racism has been propagated as a means to create divisions. Start fighting among different groups instead of fighting for themselves in government that acts opportunistically on points of dramatic contention. In this zine we need to express these ideas clearly, simply, with humor attached or something to make it light and engaging (not preachy).


Actea Spasia Sat 2 Feb 2019 1:26AM

Sam, you deviated from what he was presenting. No one was talking about Trump! 😜 Let's recenter Malcolm's idea in this discussion.


Sam Sat 2 Feb 2019 6:07AM

drugs. I’m on lots of drugs. Cut out the rant


Actea Spasia Sat 2 Feb 2019 1:28AM

Hey Malcolm :)

Have you thought about in what format you want to present this? Maybe it would be cool to do with some illustration.