The Inequality of Human Races [by Arthur de Gobineau] - NNN Reporters Newsroom Forum The On-line Link is to Arthur de Gobineaus Essay on Human Inequality, 1842, that defined modern ideas of race and racism. Its contempt for black people and claim that they are inherently inferior to whites (the highest form of humanity) and Asians (number two in the hierarchy) is unadorned. See Chap 16 in particular. Documents 2 and 3 are examples of Latin American Casta Painting, an art-form that emerged in the 18th century to validate and express the social inequality and discrimination in the Spanish Empire at its height. This art represented those of white-Spanish extraction as the most desirable element in this multi-ethnic empire, one that others groups should aspire to emulate and integrate with through inter-marriage and assimilation. In all Casta Painting families in which one parent is pure Spanish is presented as cultured, affluent and attractive. All families in which there is not one fully white/Spanish parent, the families are presented as poor, dysfunctional and unattractive. Children in families with one European parent are always placed closer to the European parent, away from the non-European or mixed parent. You see the same process at work today in Latin American soap-operas in which affluent people are of European extraction, lower classes are mixed, black or Indian. Document 4 is called Three Kings of the Ghetto, by Eli Leskley, a Jewish artist whose work depicted those Jews who collaborated with the Nazis, perhaps for survival, maybe for advantages at the Terezin concentration camp where he was imprisoned during World War II. The internalization of persecution as self-hatred is not new or unique to those of us with same-sex desire. But to my knowledge the fight against it and the defeat of pressure toward self-loathing has not involved out-pouring of sympathy for those who despise themselves by the rest of the people who face the same pressures. Self-haters have been seen as the enemy, and for good reason, who should be shunned and exposed, essentially as a matter of self defense. I dont know of many Jews who sympathize with neo-Nazis or blacks who try to win over Klansmen. Homophobia should be fought politically and critiqued theoretically, but Id question the degree of care and tender concern for self-haters attracted to their own sex shown here on LPSG and elsewhere.