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Episode: bFJ 8996 P2 - The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Presented By Jeffrey B. Perry


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P2 - The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Presented By Jeffrey B. Perry

The book ''The Invention of the White Race'' by Theodore W. Allen presents a full-scale challenge to what Allen refers to as ''The Great White Assumption'' -- ''the unquestioning, indeed unthinking acceptance of the 'white' identity of European-Americans of all classes as a natural attribute rather than a social construct.'' Its thesis on the origin and nature of the ''white race'' contains the root of a new and radical approach to United States history, one that challenges master narratives taught in the media and in schools, colleges, and universities. With its equalitarian motif and emphasis on class struggle it speaks to people today who strive for change worldwide.

''When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no 'white' people there; nor, according to the colonial records, would there be for another sixty years.'' - Theodore W. Allen (Written after searching through 885 county-years of Virginia's colonial records)

Allen's book on racial oppression and social control, is one of the twentieth-century's major contributions to historical understanding. This two-volume classic (Vol. 1: ''Racial Oppression and Social Control'' and Vol. 2: ''The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America'') details how the ''white race'' was invented as a ruling-class social control formation and a system of racial oppression was imposed in response to labor solidarity in the wake of Bacon's Rebellion (1676-77), how the ''white race'' was created and maintained through ''white race'' privileges conferred on laboring class European-Americans relative to African-Americans, how these privileges were not in the interest of African-Americans or laboring class European-Americans, and how the ''white race'' has been the principal historic guarantor of ruling-class domination in America. ( See a longer more detailed presentation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gq77rOuZck )

These two talks, by Jeffrey B. Perry, are about Theodore W. Allen and his thoroughly researched book ''The Invention of the White Race'' (Verso Books) - especially Vol. II: ''The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America.''

These talks, presented in two 58 minute shows, are for public access TV stations to broadcast - phone your local public access TV station to request these two shows be broadcast to your local community.

Part 1 and the beginning of Part 2 is Jeffrey B. Perry's slide presentation/talk on “Theodore W. Allen and ‘The Invention of the White Race’'' by Jeffrey B. Perry was presented on Sat., June 18, 2016, at a ''Multiracial Organizing Conference'' on ''Organizing Poor and Working Class Whites: The Challenge of Building a Multiracial Movement,'' at the Beloved Community Center, Greensboro, NC.
https://youtu.be/4XntB31Kkj4

In the rest of Part 2 Jeffrey B. Perry's elaborates further on Theodore W. Allen and ‘The Invention of the White Race’ and U.S. Labor History. Excerpts from an interview conducted with Caeser Pink and staff of Arete Living Arts Center (Brooklyn, NY) on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) National Conference, at Brooklyn - CUNY Center for Worker Education, 25 Broadway, 7th floor, New York, NY, 10004.
https://youtu.be/cuYsHAEVJM0
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Jeffrey B. Perry contributed new introductions, back matter, internal study guides, and expanded indexes to Verso Books' new expanded edition of ''The Invention of the White Race.'' See more -
http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__i__font_size__3__font_color__sepia...

For information on Dr. Perry and his work on Hubert Harrison ''the father of Harlem radicalism'' (1883-1927) and Theodore W. Allen (1919-2005) see http://www.jeffreybperry.net

1) For comments by scholars and activists About “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918” http://www.jeffreybperry.net/disc.htm

2) For information by and about Hubert Harrison see
http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__green___...

3) For information by and about Theodore W. Allen
http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__sepia___...

4) For information on Hubert Harrison’s “When Africa Awakes: The ‘Inside Story’ of the Stirrings and Strivings of the New Negro in the Western World” see
http://www.jeffreybperry.net/_center__font_size__3__font_color__green___...

For the video “Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen, and the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy” see
https://youtu.be/FvLB_-Uygk8

For a video on Hubert Harrison the “Father Harlem Radicalism” and Founder of the “New Negro Movement” -- in 2016 see
https://youtu.be/5V9UEEqB5aM

For a 2014 video on Hubert Harrison see
https://youtu.be/heBKm1ytd5Q

For a 2016 video on “Hubert Harrison” see
https://youtu.be/szp7eumJ3U0

For videos of an interview with Theodore W. Allen by Stella Winston see
http://youtu.be/EtS7yUyCsvU
and at http://youtu.be/7JYYnNzjJrU

For the article “The Developing Conjuncture and Some Insights from Hubert Harrison and Theodore W. Allen on the Centrality of the Fight Against White Supremacy” by Jeffrey B. Perry, which offers the fullest treatment of the development of Allen’s thought,
see http://www.jeffreybperry.net (Top Left)
or see http://clogic.eserver.org/2010/2010.html
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Tags: Theodore W. Allen, White Race, Jeffrey B. Perry, White Supremacy, Class Struggle, Negro, Social Construct, Privilege, Racial Oppression, Social Control,
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Published: Feb 16, 2018 ID: bFJ 8995, bFJ 8996
Category: Education, 58:00, 58:00
License: Standard You Tube - ©
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The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Part 1
https://youtu.be/xm_sWQ7_i-Y

The Invention of the White Race - Theodore W. Allen - Part 2
https://youtu.be/zB4p6bkyUSc
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Jeffrey B. Perry
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkOM22G7JIroX62FWHHwEJA

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http://www.jeffreybperry.net
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Episode Short Description: ''The Invention of the White Race'' presents a full-scale challenge to ''The Great White Assumption... as natural ... rather than a social construct.''

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