Thanks so much for this excellent article!
Hundreds of millions of black and brown people have died in the name of white supremacy, worldwide. In the US, the penetrated horrors of anti-blackness continue to contribute to this leak of genocide, with black people dying not just by obvious means such as gunshots, but by much poorer health outcomes.
Any attention that can be brought to this issue is great. White people benefit most from racism, and it’s time to push aside white ‘ignorance’ and start to talk about how to get the job done.
As a nonblack person of color I am sick and tired of my own derogation, AND sick and tired of black people — especially African-Americans — constantly pushed down by an ‘ignorant’ white majority. Not ALL white people of course — this qualifier is ALWAYS necessary because white people are always individuals, and if we POC”s who rarely get to be individual dare forget it, we are constantly reminded. (How has Michael Harriott managed this for all these years?!)
Each time the white majority chooses comfort, another pigmented person suffers. They invented ‘whiteness’ as a binary, and it’s high time for them to step up to the plate and help dismantle it.