Textbook: Mba Mbulu's Introduction to White History: The History of White America. Click here for purchase information.
Click Here and read the extract from Mba Mbulu's Introduction to White History: The History of White Americafor this class. Also read Chapter 9 of the textbook, Mba Mbulu's An Introduction to White History. Think about what you read and be able to respond to the following questions.
(1) "White" America. The History of "White"
America. What point is the instructor trying to make by saying
"white" America instead of simply America or the United
States of America?
(2) Do you know who white America's founding fathers are? Can you name some of them?
(3) During what time period did white America's founding fathers live?
(4) What were the primary concerns or priorities of white America's founding fathers?
(5) How did white America's founding fathers go about making their priorities the country's priorities?
The United States of America is dominated by three major European strands; those of France, Germany and Great Britain/England. White America's founding fathers, as early as the late 1600s, were concerned about the rights of the common man, but not nearly as concerned as the French masses. White America's founding fathers were also concerned about being efficient and applying themselves diligently, but unlike the seed of Germany's elite, they much preferred to profit from the efficiency and diligence of others. And, white America's founding fathers were concerned about making money, as much money as possible! Incredibly, white America's founding fathers were more concerned about this than any of the British financiers from whom they took their cue. These three elements, (1) a little bit of concern about the common person, (2) more concern about efficiency and diligent application and (3) a whole mountain of concern about making money; these three elements were fortuitously blended into a hybrid economic-centric status quo. The result: A business oriented political structure that catered to relatively small numbers of "elite" individuals and undermined a golden opportunity to establish a white power democracy that would have benefitted the masses of its whites citizens.
White America's founding fathers were one rotten apple in what could have been a relatively fine American barrel. But that rotten apple spoiled America's barrel and ruined whatever chance the United States had of achieving greatness. What the United States became was a rich country, but the price its citizens and humanity has paid, and continues to pay, is staggering.