Venezuelan: "People that never had voice now have, & will never give it up."..


Uploaded by Eva K Bartlett | Published on Apr 26, 2019.
 
"The Willie Lynch Syndrome takes its name from a speech allegedly given by a slaveholder named Willie Lynch in 1712 in the then-colony of Virginia.

In the speech, Lynch described ways to control the black slave population, by pitting them against each other. His methods included pitting lighter-skinned blacks against those with darker skin, turning men and women against each other, and the young against the old.

Lynch insists that by sowing distrust and rivalries among the slaves, they will become easier for white men to dominate as they won’t trust each other enough to unite and rebel.

Although the speech has been widely declared a fake by scholars and historians due to its many historical inaccuracies, its ideas continue to reverberate in our modern world.

The Willie Lynch Syndrome is often cited as a reason why black people struggle to unite and overcome centuries of institutionalized racism. The Willie Lynch speech has been referenced by thinkers and artists like Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam, hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, and quoted extensively by Denzel Washington in the 2007 movie The Great Debaters." SOURCE

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