IUB AAAD-A 150 - Ethnic and Racial Identities (3 pages)

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Ethnic and Racial Identities


Lecture number:
5
Pages:
3
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Indiana University, Bloomington
Course:
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans
Edition:
1

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Outline of Last Lecture I Religion and Spirituals Outline of Current Lecture II Language and Literature in the African Diaspora III Ethnic and Racial Identities a Africans and Indians IV Minority Status Current Lecture I Language and Literature in the African Diaspora Every African transported had to learn at least one new language 18th Century Black authors would use these languages to describe their experiences and demand freedom Benjamin Baneker o First black American scientist o Seen as proof that blacks have high mental capabilities and therefore slavery was wrong Phillis Wheatley o Poems dedicated to George Washington and Methodist preacher George Whitefield o Reminded readers that Africans possessed full humanity and deserved freedom o Her voice was muffled Not free to speak her mind Refers to Africa as pagan land Writing in European Languages helped reach to people who did not speak African languages Segmented African Diaspora o Because families back in Africa wouldn t be able to speak European and others and blacks who grew up outside of Africa wouldn t be able to speak African Languages II Ethnic and Racial Identities Africans were differentiated from Native Americans and people from Europe These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Seen as vulnerable workers 18th century scientific Enlightenment o Human beings could be categorized into discrete races 3 races Indians Negroes Whites Indians did not count legally in 13 colonies 1800s o Three tiered racial hierarchy divided population into black brown and white o British North Americans Divided into white and non white o Negro Someone degraded and enslaved o One drop rule One drop of black blood made a person Negro o Racialized reasoning created notions of racial purity White people were pure Race mixing People of different races having sex marrying o Race was thought to



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