More on Frederick Douglass

February is Black History month and Douglass is featured today! Check out this exhibit here and notice the connections to our class discussion. (Thanks to Rahilah for the information!)

Here are some key concepts we discussed in class on Monday to frame your reading of Frederick Douglass:

White supremacist ideology is based first and foremost on the degradation of black bodies in order to control them. One of the best ways to instill fear in people is to terrorize them. Yet this fear is best sustained by convincing them that their bodies are ugly, their intellect is inherently underdeveloped, their culture is less civilized, and their future warrants less concern than that of other peoples.”
Cornel West

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