The origins of racism

The transatlantic slave trade has been seen as the point in history at which racist myths became scientifically and culturally legitimate, in order to justify the horrific treatment of many millions of Africans. In the ancient world, racism as we know it today, seemed to be much less prevalent.

Do you think the transatlantic slave trade was the origin of racism?

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2 responses to “The origins of racism

  1. Are you serious, Slavery has been with us since the begginning of time, and still exists today.
    Slavery is big business, whether it’s disguised as political dogma ( keeping wages low ) or it’s the mad desperate desire of ugly men to confine a woman to the kitchen, it’s all slavery.
    Don’t be fooled by the phrase Modern civilisation, slavery exists in every country on the planet.

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