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The genealogy of racism dates back to 610 AD when Islamic jihadists invented whiteness as a religious justification for deracinating and enslaving African people out of East Africa and into Southeastern Europe for more than 1,300 years.

Through a new interdisciplinary research methodology, Ancestorology, a taxonomy of Western cultural and visual productions of history are juxtaposed with the social stratifications of the African Diaspora to arrive at a new interpretation of the historical narrative.

Decolonzing Arts-Based Methodologies: Researching the African Diaspora provokes critical analytical thought between the historical narrative and current public discourse in Western societies where people of African descent exist. The importance of this work begins the process of unlearning Western ways of knowing and seeing through hegemonic productions of knowledge and by assigning new values to humanity’s collective memory.
Chapter 6 The Geography of Racial Bias
In: Decolonizing Arts-Based Methodologies
Chapter 7 Epistemology of Knowledge
In: Decolonizing Arts-Based Methodologies
Chapter 3 Traditional Historic Methods
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Chapter 5 Cultural Studies Methodologies
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Chapter 1 Silence in the Western Canon
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Chapter 4 Cultural Anthropology
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Chapter 2 Afrocentrism & Ancesterology
In: Decolonizing Arts-Based Methodologies