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taxiSC t1_jebihea wrote

Wrote this in response to another comment, but it fits here too:

Othello was written in 1603 and is definitely about race. Sure, it's also about class and religion and a lot of other things, but race is definitely a major part of the play. How would Shakespeare have been able to write about race if it wasn't a component in English society at the time?


temporarysecretary17 t1_jebj4pi wrote

You think because the civil rights movement hadn’t happened yet racism didn’t exist?


KGhaleon t1_jebknez wrote

Yes, the concept of racism is a belief, an idea.