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So, What are YOU Doing About White Supremacy?
It’s time for white people to fix this mess
“You can’t put a Band-Aid over an ocean of blood”. This quote jumped out at me in a recent Instagram reel. And it got me to thinking about how many more people have to die before we take down white supremacy once and for all.
White supremacy is a murderous beast. It has killed millions, maybe even billions at this point, including:
Black people who were kidnapped and enslaved
Indigenous people who were exterminated in multiple countries
People in lands around the globe who were killed so white people could take their wealth
People who died in the Holocaust (never forget that Hitler used the template of the American South, so this definitely counts - see Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste for more on this)
All the people who have died at the hands of the police and young men with assault weapons
I’m sure there are many more.
White supremacy is still killing people. It can’t be a coincidence that the most recent incidents in the US have targeted the Black, Asian and Latine communities.
Unless something changes, it will kill again. Getting guns out of everyone’s hands would be a good start. See this article by Gabrielle Stanley Blair which lays out the case.
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