At the heart of America is a dirty and shameful reality. Everyone knows it exists, but the devastating impact it has left on generations of people has been glossed over and even ignored—especially by those who still benefit from it.
Our American history is rooted in racism.
It's time to explore these overlooked events that don’t make it into our history books and correct the record for the people still harmed by them, to trace our past to modern tragedies, and learn how folks over the centuries have fought back. We need to confront more of our racist history, so that we might have a chance to defeat it once and for all.
Hosted by Christian Picciolini, F*** Your Racist History is a weekly history podcast that tells America's hidden, overlooked, and unknown racist origin stories.
About the Show
F*** Your Racist History is produced by Goldmill Group.
Christian Picciolini and Jamie Moeller are producers.
Episodes are written and fact-checked by Maggie Coomer and Jasmin Brand of Dark Nostalgia Works.
Our sound editor is Ken Pendola.
F*** YOUR RACIST HISTORY
An American Podcast
Hosted by Nazi-fighter Christian Picciolini, F*** Your Racist History is a weekly, scripted history show that tells America's hidden, overlooked, and unknown racist origin stories.
F*** YOUR RACIST HISTORY | Episode 107 | August 2, 2021
White Homeland: Part 1
In this episode of F*** Your Racist History, we explore three specific efforts by American white supremacists to create a white homeland abroad. In 1859, a physician turned orator named George Bickley spearheaded a paramilitary movement designed to aid the Southern states in the formation of a massive slave Republic consisting of 36 slave states and encompassing most of South America. He named it Knights of the Golden Circle, and the society was rumored to have nearly 60,000 members on the eve of the Civil War. Then, in 1863, a smooth-talking Florida planter and self-proclaimed abolitionist named Bernard Kock convinced President Abraham Lincoln to start a colonization effort for ex-slaves on an island off the coast of Haiti called Île-à-Vache, or “Cow Island.” Finally, when the Confederacy officially lost the Civil War, Southern slave owners who could not, or would not, face the uncertainty of their future abandoned the United States in favor of a slavery-friendly colony in Brazil where they transplanted their Southern practices and customs; they were called the “Confederados,” and they still have descendants living there to this day.