Birth of a White Nation

Explosive Book, “Birth of a White Nation,” Argues that White People Didn’t Exist Prior to 1681

Former Chicago police officer and professor, Jacqueline Battalora, boldly asserts that early American law created a class of “whiteness” designed to merely suppress others.

The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today

VICTORIA, Texas – Feb. 25, 2016 – PRLog — “Birth of a White Nation” is a fascinating new book on race in America that begins with an exploration of the moment in time when “white people,” as a separate and distinct group of humanity, were invented through legislation and the enactment of laws.

“Any claim that this group called “white” people is rooted in biology is a lie,” stated the author, Jacqueline Battalora. “White supremacy has been embedded in the United States of America since its founding as a matter of law.”

The book provides a thorough examination of the underlying reasons as well as the ways in which “white people” were created. It also explains how the creation of this distinction divided laborers and ultimately served the interests of the elite.

“I don’t expect people to immediately buy into these claims, to get all of that and to believe all that—at least not now,” the author stated. “We have to begin this conversation in colonial North America—specifically the British colonies in Virginia and Maryland.”

The book examines how foundational law and policy in the U.S. were used to institutionalize the practice of “white people” holding positions of power. It also demonstrates how the social construction and legal enactment of “white people” has ultimately compromised the humanity of those so labeled.

“Imagine a society where white supremacy is not embedded in our institutions. Whatever image you had of an institution, an example, a relationship that was free of institutionalized white supremacy—hold on to it,” stated Battalora. “It’s a glimpse or tool that tells us where we need to go, where we can go. It offers hope.”

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Jacqueline Battolora’s research breaks new ground and provides important and new information. She reveals what life was like for everyone in the British Colony that later became the United States of America; the creation of “white people” and the changes that occurred after the founding of the United States of America. She further explains how these factors contributed to and resulted in the birth of a nation designed to protect the interests of the elite and created a permanent underclass by limiting and/or denying to some rights the elite enjoyed.

Nancy Travis Bolden, Coordinator, Anti-Racism Ministry Province III ,The Episcopal Church

Do you want to understand the history of the term “white people” in the United States and how it has shaped our laws and identities? Read the book, Birth of A White Nation by Jacqueline Battalora. A clearly written and illuminating book.

Rosemary Radford Ruether, Visiting Professor of feminist theology at Claremont School of Theology and author of 46 books.

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