History of White People, Introduction and Chapter One

Based on what you have read so far, what are your expectations for this book
Painter describes people reaching fashioning a narrative about their own origins based on the fragments of evidence and myth from distant places (eg Marco Polo placing Moses’ Mt. Ararat in Armenia.) Why do these origin stories matter? Other thoughts about the chapter? # Link in context

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  1. Simona Brickers says

    Test reply – I am excited and ready for this event. The book unfolds an awesome unfolding of whiteness and how the concept was adopted and fueled to create separation…