The 2016 Election really had its ups and downs, but put things into perspective.
All in all, I think its made America realize what political manipulation can cover up- white supremacy.
How can we define White Supremacy?
Smith acknowledges that white supremacy is MORE than just a couple of ignorant assholes trying to assert their power around others #duh
To give you a little perspective...
AND a relavent example...
Theres some kind of "New White Nationalists" group. WTF.
Hmmmmm, who does this group remind us of?
Anyway, these writers throw some info at us about white supremacy-- lets learn some #history!!
Malcolm X's 1964 "The Ballot or the Bullet" calls on the necessity of violence if America kept CHEATING(ahem Jay-Z) people of color within the voting system
Speaking of Lemonade.... lets give feminism a little love right now
Sojourner Truth pokes fun at white supremacists in "Ain't I A Woman?" #girlpowwwwer
The role of women and religion during the 1800s only had an impact on their inner communities as seen through Grimke and Beecher.
And flash forward to 1965 when Baldwin called out America for being not so great and not so exceptional
Annnnnd flash forward again to 2016
White supremacy's relevance in society today is def still a thing
And this relevance is seen in organizations like the alt-right and white terrorists like Dylann Roof. But why are black institutions are a threat to white power?
Apparently, white supremacists lurk in the shadows of society and only come out when they feel their white power is threatened. Matthew Cressler explains how black churches are seen as just that in "Why White Terrorists Attack Black Churches"
That's right, Dylann Roof, we're calling you out for being a sicko lone white supremacist and you're not getting let off easy.
James Cone attested to this hypocrisy in "The White Church and Black Power"
Jesus?? Is that white man you?
To conclude, Ta-Nehisi Coates powerfully explains a "White America" and its relation to white supremacy.
Basically what I'm trying to say is that white supremacy sucks and it has been a thing ever since the beginning of America.
And thats a wrap for REL200
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