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Rasheed, Muhammad. "Processes & Procedures of the 1% Criminal Class." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 25 Sep 2020. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
Q: Did racism exist prior to the XVI century?
Muhammad Rasheed - No. Not from our 21st century perspective.
We know racism as an economic caste system — where one group is targeted along racial phenotype and their lineage/heritage to exploit & plunder in order to enrich another group favored along racial phenotype. This particular system was birthed in the early 16th century North American colonies when Black people were delegated as a permanent chattel bondsman class, creating the white racist aristocracy. This system has stuck with us until the modern day, despite the formal abolishment of slavery, because the white aristocracy has refused to share wealth, land & rule with the Black American former slave class.
Racism as we know it today is new in the human experience at only 400 yrs old.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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