“Paul R. Griffin – Sowing the Seeds of Racism”

Posted on March 31st, 2021 in American History by Ignacio Ayala

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Seeds of Racism in the Soul of America

Racism, as a part of the American religious culture, can be traced to the religious concepts of some of the earliest European settlers in North America. Professor Paul R. Griffin explores these roots in his book, “Seeds of Racism in the Soul of America,” linking the concepts in the Puritan belief system to long lasting racist effects. He argues that racism is itself a religion in the United States and is closely related to America Christianity. He claims that efforts to erase racism have failed because they have concentrated on its visible manifestations rather than its ideological character.

Paul R. Griffin recommends “The Rage of the Privileged Class,” by Ellis Cose.

Originally Broadcast: March 1, 2001


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  1. Judy Tergis said,

    on April 2nd, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    This conversation is totally relevant today though it was recorded 20 years ago! Racism is more blatant today than it was then. It seems the cowardice of liberals to call it what it is that prevents our society from admitting the “evil” of slavery and finally creating the “great society” we always promised

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