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When Racism is Law & Prejudice is Policy: A Video Summary


Written by Edward Rhymes PhD, Managing Editor



Book Chapters and Highlights





OVERVIEW OF COLONIAL LAWS

(Chapter Highlights: The gradual racialization of slavery; Comparing & contrasting American oppression of African & Native Americans; English framework for colonization)


THE INDIAN REMOVAL ACT OF 1830

(Chapter Highlights: Native-American Societies; Native-American Wars & Conflicts; The Trail of Tears & Native-American relocation)


THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT OF 1850

(Chapter Highlights: Preceding laws and political manipulation; Animus and antagonism between North & South; Slave Narratives)


THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT OF 1882

(Chapter Highlights: Unchecked legislative aggression against the Chinese before the Chinese Exclusion Act; Pivotal Events that cemented anti-Chinese sentiment; Ghosts of Angel Island)


PLESSY V. FERGUSON

(Chapter Highlights: The duplicity of the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court; The dynamics of Jim Crow etiquette; Red Summer & The KKK)


EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066 (Japanese Internment)

(Chapter Highlight: Disparate responses of Mainland U.S. & Hawaii; Diversity of reactions of Japanese Americans to Executive Order 9066; Points of law)


OVERVIEW OF EUGENICS (FORCED STERILIZATION) LAWS

(Chapter Highlights: U.S. creates framework for international sterilization laws and programs; U.S.-Nazi Germany connection; Voices of opposition)



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