When I think about racism/White Supremacy and the people who make it work, directly and indirectly, the first thing that comes to mind is a big ole gang because that’s how White Supremacy functions. I know when White people think about gangs, they never see themselves as being a part of a gang. For them, when they think of gangs, they probably see…
And maybe even this.
But what they never see when the term gang is used is
Lordy let us not forget this:
Or even this…
White Supremacy Is All About False Imagery
Racism/White Supremacy specializes in false image and idolatry, ensuring White people are seen as concerned citizens, pretty young White beauty pageant contestants, White children of White Presidents, and covered, anonymous klansmen instead of gang members born and raised in the gang called racism/White Supremacy. Racism/White Supremacy is the epitome of a gang. It has every characteristic. The only problem is the government has never chosen to go after racism/White Supremacy because it would have to indict itself, and we all know that ain’t never about to happen.
While I’ve never been in a gang, I’ve heard it’s hard as hell to get out of one. Sometimes, the only way to get out is death. Racism/White Supremacy operates like a gang. All White people are born into it, and unless they make a conscious decision to get out of it, they’ll die in the gang. Racism/White Supremacy requires everyone to White to take part in the violence, domination, and subjugation. White folks refusing to engage in coercion, domination, and corruption are punished.
Those who participate are rewarded.
That’s why it’s so difficult to end racism/White Supremacy. White people fear the punishment and fear losing the rewards they get by participating in it. White people love belonging and they need to be a part of the gang to fill the void from all the evil they do to non-Whites and Blacks.
The types of gang activities carried out by street gangs and racism/White Supremacy are exactly the same, except when the gang activities are conducted by White people in the name of racism/White Supremacy, (the people who get to define what is and what is not a gang), the perceptions are different and what’s done isn’t seen as crimes. White Supremacy is seen and treated more like rites of passage for perpetrators of it. White gang leaders appear wholesome. Journalists make racists/White Supremacists look like concerned citizens, June Cleavers, and George Washingtons instead of the monsters they truly are. White Supremacist imagery is deceptive. That’s how White Supremacy works. Everything about it is deceptive.
According To Our Government, White Supremacy Fits The Legal Definition of A Gang
The federal definition of a gang as used by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement could definitely encompass White Supremacy. Gang characteristics include:
- An association of three or more individuals. White Supremacy is a global gang on every continent on this earth. People are connected to it by financial ties and via the internet. America and Europe have exported White Supremacy across the globe, making it an offer no one could refuse. Literally. State, federal, and local governments act as gangs. They all work to uphold White Supremacy, and depending on which group of White people are in office, government works to ensure White Supremacy lives on. Individual White people and gatekeepers of all colors, races, and ethnicities, throughout the nation’s history, have collaborated together to ensure they dominate Black and Native American people. The Founding Fathers, the Pilgrims, and slaveowners all worked collaboratively with other like-minded individuals to oppress and dominate others, violently.
- Members collectively identifying themselves by adopting a group identity, then using it to create an atmosphere of fear or intimidation, frequently by employing one or more of the following: a common name, slogan, identifying sign, symbol, tattoo or other physical markings, style or color of clothing, hairstyle, hand sign or graffiti. It doesn’t matter if they call themselves the Proud Boys, 3 Percenters, Ku Klux Klan, the Boogaloo Boys, Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy, Republicans, Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, Libertarians, the Federalist Society, Nazis, Fox News, Red/Blue States, Red/Blue Districts, or the Heritage Foundation, they all have words, symbols, costumes, clothing, and/or hand gestures used to intimidate Blacks while informing other racists/White Supremacists they are present and on their jobs. White folks tend to only think of Black and Brown folks as gangbangers, but White folks have been engaging in racist/White Supremacist gang activities for a long time.
- Its purpose in part is to engage in criminal activity and which uses violence or intimidation to further its criminal objectives. Well, I don’t need to tell you how racism/White Supremacy has engaged in all sorts of criminal activities to remain in power. It uses violence against non-Whites and Whites alike to maintain power by any means necessary to maintain its criminal objectives of domination, subjugation, and extermination.
- Members engage in criminal activity or acts of juvenile delinquency that if committed by an adult would be crimes with the intent to enhance or preserve the association’s power, reputation, or economic resources. White kids uphold racism/White Supremacy when they go to school and harass and physically abuse Black kids simply for being different. They end up becoming President of the United States (see Donald J. Trump), Supreme Court Justices (see Justice Lewis Powell), FBI Directors (see J Edgar Hoover), and Attorney Generals (see Jeff Sessions). White people will do anything to maintain power, and they being forming racist associations early in life. Racism is taught in homes and communities and facilitated, encouraged, and mostly ignored in schools.
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5. The association may also possess some of the following characteristics:
- The members may employ rules for joining and operating within the association. Racists/White Supremacists require members to be racist, and they have all sorts of sick, sordid ways to determine whether or not members are racist, often requiring proof of being racist before accepting new members. America is a racist nation, and immigrants coming here must demonstrate they understand the racist culture and social hierarchy before entering into the country’s racist gates.
- The members may meet on a recurring basis. Racists/White Supremacists meet all the time. They meet and church, work, at their parents' homes, political rallies, online in chatrooms, at social clubs, at their kids’ play dates, in the woods hunting, on shooting ranges, while trading stocks, at the all-White school board and city/county council meetings, or when they hold public marches to affirm their love of Whiteness and White power like when we fight (and win) integration challenges.
- The association may provide physical protection of its members from others. Protection for racists/White Supremacists is and always has been provided by the government and the criminal justice system. Presidents pardon racists, so do governors. Police departments hide and ignore racists/White Supremacists within their ranks, and countless racists/White supremacists are hiding from the long arm of the law by holding public office. The racist/White Supremacist government allows and encourages this behavior. Billionaires get to hide their racist/White Supremacist motives by donating to racist politicians to further their racist agendas. Racists gang members have always been protected and excused by America. It’s a 400-year tradition and counting.
- The association may seek to exercise control over a particular geographic location or region, or it may simply defend its perceived interests against rivals. Gerrymandering, redistricting, voter suppression laws, racist policing practices, red states threatening to secede from the union to be racist, gentrification, White folks controlling public education nationally, etc and all ways White Supremacist defend their interests against Black and Brown rivals.
- The association may have an identifiable structure. The identifiable structure in America is every institution in the nation. Businesses/corporate America, public and private education, transportation systems and roads, politics, banking, capitalism, higher education, Presidents, Congressmen/women, politics technology, all federal bureaus, healthcare, police, millionaires, billionaires, investors, Wall Street, you name it. Pick a structure and I can identify the racism/White Supremacy in it.
The White Supremacy Gang Robs and Steals
Racism/White Supremacy robs White and non-White victims alike, but it especially screws Black people. Racism/White Supremacy through its gang members steals our wages, gatekeeps to prevent us from moving upward, takes opportunities from our children, sentences us to prison for petty crimes ruining our lives and the lives of our family members, steals our vibrant communities by devaluing and gentrifying them, redirects resources from ball courts to dog parks, robs of our children by allowing the police to kill them, overcharges us for everything in our communities, and so many other nonsensical things.
Racism/White Supremacy steals resources and people from around the world for nothing more than to sustain White people across the globe. Racism/White Supremacy is a thief. It robs, cheats, steals, and kills to get its way, and there is nothing to put a check on it. There is no force on earth willing or apparently able to stop this violent gang from robbing.
Once You're In, You’re Never Getting Out
All White people are born into this gang called racism/White Supremacy. You have to actively work to not be in it. All White people do bidding for the gang directly or indirectly. If you’re not out of it, you’re in it. Racism/White Supremacy requires loyalty. White people not engaging in it are perceived as nigger lovers (or other racist names for different ethnic groups) and shunned, ostracized, and are even killed when they get off code. White Supremacy doesn’t take kindly to its advances being rebuffed. It’s the reason White people care so much about perceptions. They don’t want to be perceived as racist or perceived as not being racist.
Both labels mean something to the White Supremacy gang.
The bottom line is that until the system of racism/White Supremacy is dismantled all White people are in this violent gang operating to preserve the association’s power, reputation, or economic resources. If racism/White Supremacy is a gang according to the federal government’s definition, and America engages and embraces gang activity, shouldn’t the government investigate and charge itself? Where is the gang task force? Does anyone know if/when racism/White Supremacy will be hit with the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act)? Hate crimes maybe?
No? No. That’s not how racism/White Supremacy works. Just look at the Hague. It’s in the Netherlands where they host the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court, supposedly two of the most important courts in the world, except they never do anything about racism/White Supremacy, they never advocate on behalf of African Americans, and they rarely punish America. The gang runs the criminal justice system, so the criminal organization is free to do as it pleases. Gang members are protected inside and outside of the gang, enjoying the privilege of committing crimes without the fear of prosecution.
The Only Way Out Is Death
The only way out of the gang is death. It won’t allow White people to opt-out wilfully, and too many White people are happy doing the bidding for White gang leaders at various levels to free themselves from it. But freeing themselves from the beast isn't always as easy as it seems. Everything they know is in the gang which makes it harder to leave. Income comes from the gang. Protection from past, current, and future crimes come from the gang. The gang controls all opportunities. The gang controls their family members. Leaving means having to potentially sever family ties, and that’s a hard thing to do. Everyone has heard about being othered. White folks perfected it. No one is signing up for that life. So White folks in the racism/White Supremacy gang stay.
Even victims of racism/White Supremacy have few options as we trying to escape the violence and crimes committed against us. White people can’t or won’t get out of the gang which harms so many non-White people on the earth. White folks just stay in and keep torturing us, victims. The only way for victims to get peace is death. And while all White people have choices to leave or stay in the criminal enterprise called racism/White Supremacy, most choose to stay in the gang.
The benefits of being racist and criminal outweigh any punishment they may receive.
So as we work to dismantle racism/White Supremacy, let us continue knocking the shine of the repackaged lies we’ve been taught about it. White Supremacy is a global gang, an international crime syndicate with hundreds of millions of members all over the world. We need to change the way we view racism/White Supremacy.
Perhaps if White people viewed their actions and contributions to White Supremacy as gang activity and criminality instead of naive youthful indiscretion, maybe we could make some progress.
Marley K, 2021