Because all people — black, brown, indigenous and white — swim in a sea of white supremacy, only white people swim comfortably. They are able to extract oxygen from the ‘air’ of white supremacy because that is what white supremacy was invented to do: dominate others, and create a mass of non-European subordinates. This legacy persists, as evidenced by the recent impeachment proceedings.
Therefore, the expression of white supremacy should be expected in myriad settings until white supremacy itself is eliminated. The ‘air’ we breathe is made particularly easy for white people to breathe while simultaneously choking BBI’s, just as it was meant to do. It is a binary requiring complete power and dominance.
Until the entire context of our society is equally hospitable to the black, brown, and indigenous peoples to whom it is currently hostile, nothing will change.