This ascendency is now advancing with rapid footsteps, and Cuba may be fairly declared not only the last hope of white supremacy in those islands, but the single remaining barrier that interposes between our coasts and a numerous empire of blacks, fostered, guided and upheld by the strongest powers of Europe.
On the ‘Fear of Genetic Annihilation.’
In 1896 the [United States] Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson legalized racial segregation, so that a legally racialized nation was confirmed. Notions of the race inferiority of non-European-origin populations stemmed from the fear of the genetic annihilation* of European-origin populations. Northern European intellectuals feared racial annihilation by way of miscegenation with non-European populations,…… Continue reading On the ‘Fear of Genetic Annihilation.’