The roots of America’s white nationalism reach back to Barbados’s brutal history

   The roots of America’s white nationalism – By

The vicious ideology that allegedly drove a gunman to kill 22 people in El Paso, Texas last week could be traced back to a tiny island on the eastern fringe of the Caribbean Sea.

As England’s most famous and profitable colony in the 17th century, Barbados shaped many of the rules and ideas of the future United States. That includes the toxic mix of white privilege and resentment that has plagued the United States ever since.

From servants to slaves

The planters who came to this island in 1627 treated everyone badly. As one English overseer recalled, “I have seen such cruelty [done there] to servants, as I did not think one Christian could have done to another.”

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  • Trevor  On August 15, 2019 at 9:59 am

    America exported their anti-Black Haitian racism in GT. The same people who claim that every Black Haitian is bringing AIDS to Guyana is turning a blind eye, or even defending when ‘gringos’ travel to the Philippines or some other poor Asian nation to molest children and record obscene content involving children.

    But no, let’s all blame the Haitians who share the same historical struggle as most of us.

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