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, … More On the ‘Fear of Genetic Annihilation.’

A Norman Knight and his Lady

This image of a “Norman knight with his lady” is from page 199 of Joel August Rogers‘ book “Sex and Race, Volume I: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands: The Old World.” It is found in the  eighteenth chapter entitled “The Mixing of Whites and Blacks in the British Isles.” The portrait originates from … More A Norman Knight and his Lady