The Origin of Racism

Racism is a political phenomenon and not simply a pattern of ideas.

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Oliver T. Spedding

Racism is a result of modern political events and policies and inherently in the Western world.

Although the word “race” has been used in Western languages since the year 1200, it is only in the seventeenth century, after the French and American revolutions, that it has been linked to the concept of an ethnic group.

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Oliver Thomas Spedding

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