How the Business of Whiteness Is the Ultimate Antitrust Violation
from the beginning with no regulation
The other day, I listened to my Alexa device echo back the attorney general confirmation hearing for William Barr. I heard a senator lob preschool questions at William Barr about tech companies and antitrust regulations.
Based on the senator’s leading questions, the senator believes antitrust laws are necessary to prevent companies from becoming too powerful and eliminating competition. Apparently, that’s bad for business owners, and it’s bad for the public.
As I heard the questions and answers, my face balled up and I thought, “Isn’t that what white supremacy does in America?”
The answer is yes and here are a few ways it happens:
Deals with white suppliers
Anticompetitive deals between companies and suppliers, that reduce or end competition, can increase monopolies.
In the past, America’s immigration laws created white and wanton deals with countries to maintain white majorities in America.
Those racist compacts allowed millions of white Europeans to come to a racist America while excluding other nations.
As America’s white majority declines, it’s no surprise the current battle with immigration is about the market share of whiteness in America with certain countries as the preferred suppliers.
The mergers of whiteness
Mergers by large corporations can create a monopoly too.
In the past, as whiteness merged with European immigrants, the united state of whiteness benefited by eliminating competition from Black people and people of color.
White racism enacted against Black people made it easier for new European immigrants to enter the workforce and the middle and upper classes of society.
White America exists — in its fixed and rigged position — because white America instituted, reinforced, expanded, and reiterated white supremacy through slavery, discriminatory laws, the Homestead Act, the G.I. Bill, the New Deal, and a bad host of other inhospitable policies and practices.
White supremacy has unjustly enriched white people — even poor whites relative to their counterparts — based on the merger of whiteness.
The cost of the merger of whiteness to Black people from stolen income and opportunities must be many trillions of dollars.
Price discrimination against Black people
Price discrimination involves charging different prices to different consumers.
With price discrimination, the value of a service changes depending on the buyer, and it can be illegal.
If you’re Black in America, you are more likely to die earlier, go to jail, suffer greater health disparities, make less money, and be the target of discrimination and hate crimes.
The unnecessary, disproportionate, and discriminatory price of life that Black people pay in America is exorbitant because of white supremacy.
Barriers to entry for Black people
When companies create barriers to enter the market, they can violate antitrust laws. The barriers make it impossible or unduly difficult for other companies to start and compete.
Today, the structural barriers of whiteness make it harder for Black and Brown people to compete and achieve at every level.
Those barriers include the need for multiple college degrees that do not pay off themselves.
Those barriers include hand-me-down wealth that automatically passes ill-gotten gains and material privilege to generations of white people.
Those barriers also include social and professional networks engineered and serviced by white supremacy that white employees use to get their white friends a job.
Remedies and Regulation
The word “trust” can refer to property or big business. Way back in the 90s, legal scholar Cheryl Harris described whiteness as property with all the benefits and entitlements of property ownership held by white people.
If whiteness is property, as Harris said, then whiteness is a monopoly — that’s inherently discriminatory in a white-supremacist society — and it violates the principles of antitrust laws too.
Strangely, the same Justice Department that investigates and prosecutes antitrust violations supposedly does the same with cases of discrimination.
The antitrust laws aren’t perfect; officials can underutilize and misuse them. For example, the Trump administration and his Republican accomplices want to misuse antitrust laws to punish companies they think silence “conservative voices.”
Meanwhile, white supremacy — as a conglomerate of cruelty with workers and workings — is the biggest antitrust violation in American history that continues to silence voices.
The principle of fair competition within antitrust laws should apply everywhere. If the Justice Department had eyes on every industry of white supremacy, as it does on antitrust violations, that would be better.
To overhaul the state of the union, the disparate impact principle has to be retroactive, and it must forever reign over every part of American life with militant enforcement.
The stimulated economy of white supremacy roars like a well-oiled machine. America is not a meritocracy; a white monopoly runs America.
The business of whiteness has to stop passing go and running the board. Jail it, and its outcomes for life.
In its place, set free the business of humanity that all Americans can trust.