Gerald Horne: Slavery, White Supremacy, & The Roots Of Settler Colonialism

Did racism and white supremacy arise as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the 17th century, or did these concepts exist prior to the mass enslavement of Africans and the genocide of the indigenous peoples on what is now called America? What came first: the logic of white supremacy, or the economic logic of enslaving millions of people to work the plantations of settler colonies in the "New World?" Dr. Gerald Horne, historian and prolific author, attempts to answer these questions in this segment.

Dr. Gerald Horne in the author of 'The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in 17th Century North America and the Caribbean.' Learn more here:

This is a segment of episode #120 of Last Born In The Wilderness "This Is America: The Apocalypse Of Settler Colonialism w/ Gerald Horne." Listen to the full episode here: