How the World Became Racist: Axes, Animals, and Agriculture

Three clever and popular things NOT invented by White people. Pokémon logo is in the public domain, image courtesy of Wikipedia. Papyrus of Henefer is a free image courtesy of the British Museum. Inuit sunglasses image is in the public domain, courtesy of arctic explorer L.T. Burgess and the Library and Archives Canada.

How did the United States and a few other nations come to possess such a massive portion of the earth’s wealth? Two decades ago, the geographer, historian, and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond gave us the one-word answer: agriculture. This blog explains how agriculture begat racism.