The Ongoing Effort to Justify and Maintain Racial Hierarchies in Historical America This paper presents the following thesis: the representations of the historical sexual nature of black women were associated with maintaining a white-European dominated racialized hierarchical structure; in short, by reducing African-American women to the status of ‘sluts,’ it was perceived as being much easier to justify and to maintain their subordination to white Europeans. Suffice it to say, there were also constant fears that the existing racial hierarchy might, at any moment, be over-turned; in that regard, reducing African-American women in this way made it easier to rationalize and to propagate racial mythologies that surely diminished the...The end:
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