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So You Want To Fight White Supremacy

Ijeoma Oluo
Aug 14, 2017 · 11 min read
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There is no excuse and no negotiation to be had: We all must battle this violent, deadly system.

White supremacy is not just about the hateful actions of individuals or groups of individuals.

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This is not a new problem. This is America.

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The white supremacy we are seeing in the streets right now is not just Nazism, and to label it as such is erasive.

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This hatred we are seeing marching through the UVA campus was not born in Germany. It is a homegrown problem.

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The truth is: You’ve been trusted with the keys to the car, people of color haven’t — so, maybe you should take the wheel and make a hard left.

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Schools.

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The system of white supremacy does not care about your intentions, it does not care if you do or do not hold hatred for people of color in your heart—it only cares that you participate in the system.

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Work.

Money.

Politics.

Family.

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Are you trusting in your children’s ability to handle some truth about racism in America — a truth that children of color never get the chance to avoid?

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Socially.

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In what ways are you helping to make white supremacists feel comfortable in their bigotry, in order to not make yourself uncomfortable as well?

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