Why We Don’t Have a “White History Month”

By creating laws that made it more difficult for slaves to gain their freedom by saving money, by creating laws against slaves learning to read and write, and by making laws that made the punishments worse for slaves that ran away, the ruling class gave white indentured servants and poor folks a false sense of importance and superiority. This in combination with fear mongering, regarding slave revolts, over the course of decades, white supremacy emerged.  American racism was born.