White supremacy culture has disconnected us from ourselves, our lineage and from history. We have been used as a tool to maintain power. We were rewarded with resources as long as we uphold the power structure and we live under the constant threat that if we disrupt the status quo, we will lose access to those resource we need to survive.
As we wrestle with a mass awakening to the abuse and oppression that has taken place over the last 500 years (and longer), it is paramount to explore our own indoctrination and socialization to Whiteness. We have embodied and integrated White culture that is deeply in need of undoing. What and who we value as the “right” way to address racism needs to be examined as too often we have reinvented White supremacy culture and called it liberation.
For white people this is a journey and a process that involves holding systems accountable for the racism they perpetuate as well as challenging ourselves to an internal process of evaluating how each of us has internalized, embodied and is acting out the values of white supremacy.
As a white identified people, it is our responsibility to stay in relationship with other white people and fight the urge to throw them away when we do not agree. Race as we know it in the US was created to maintain power by dividing and conquering the masses. We need to be discerning of any person, entity, or organization that uses a divide and conquer strategy.
It was clear to the wealthy elite 400 years ago that an organized collective of people are a threat to their power. And much of what we have seen in our laws and structures are tactics to protect this power system. Liberation requires we recognize our true collective power and build a world based on love not fear.