The Declaration of Independence
This assertion from 1776 announced that the 13 American colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain would regard themselves as independent sovereign states no longer under British rule.
"On Being Brought from Africa to America"
This poem by Phillis Wheatley demonstrates how assimilationist thought, promoted by White enslavers, can shape a Black person's sense of self and negatively impact how they view their own culture and heritage.
To Kill A Mockingbird
This novel by Harper Lee, published in 1960, spurred antiracist thought and action by espousing assimilationist ideas.
Tarzan of the Apes
This novel from 1912 draws criticism from the author as an example of how popular culture reinforces biological racism. The novel's protagonist is a White man who is raised in the jungle but supersedes those who raise him in all areas due to his inherent racial superiority.
The Human Genome
This genetic material was...
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