“embracing, ultimately, white supremacy”
Trump is causing many people in higher ed to lose their minds, particularly at schools like Berkeley.
The College Fix reports:
Prof: White women have gone from slave owners … to Trump supporters
A University of California Berkeley professor has compared white women who supported and voted for President Donald Trump to the slave owners of the colonial era.
History professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, whose research “focuses primarily upon gender and American slavery,” told the Boston Globe’s Renée Graham “a small majority, but nevertheless an important majority of white women embraced Trump and what he stands for – embracing, ultimately, white supremacy.”
Jones-Rogers says there are “modern parallels with women who support Trump” and the roles of white women during slavery.
“What begins in the colonial period is the emergence of a racially divided social order where whiteness has a value that being a woman just does not have,” the professor said. “I see time and time again in my research that when white women are given a choice, they overwhelmingly choose to be empowered by whiteness, and to embrace white supremacy.”
Jones-Rogers’ “compelling” new book is titled “They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South.”
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