…t have to be in the Ku Klux Klan to uphold white supremacy. If we want to dismantle white supremacy, if we want to build an equitable future, then we need to acknowledge how white supremacy manifests in our own behavior. I consider myself so…
This is why I believe most White people won’t examine their racism. Examining racism forces White people to see inequality, the inequality they swear doesn’t exist. They’ve somehow found another way to blame the victim instead of dealing with the truth.
Racism is rooted in inequality and inequity. White people must also contend with sharing with otherness and making whole Blacks, and that’s something that doesn’t sit well with them I don’t think. Ignoring us has worked well for Whites and for those who pass as White.
This was a great essay. I wish more White people would do the work and teach others. There are some good advocates here on Medium. Thank you for your allyship.
Thank you also for bringing up how Cummings (the Black man) was forced by Meadows (the White man) to silence the woman of color (Talib) so the fragile White man won’t have to deal with his actions. It was a classic patriarchy/White Supremacy/White privilege combo teaching a master class in overt racism and fragility. The episode also showed the world how Black men are also gatekeepers for patriarchy and Whiteness. These real-time interactions come far too frequently now. There is a teachable moment nearly every day. I hope White raceologists and advocates use them to show White folks all the covert and overt ways racism works.