On White Supremacy, Sundresses, and Riot Cops

The Acronym Journal

by Dennis Trainor, Jr.| The Acronym Journal

Like all white Americans, I am the beneficiary of unearned white privilege.

While I agree with the memetic tropes claiming that White Silence = White Consent, many of us of (myself included) are clumsy when it comes to talking about issues of race with each other and in mixed-race settings, and downright failures when it comes to generating solutions. Anyone with an internet connection can see how our collective failure to dismantle systems of white supremacy are playing out.

Fortunately, also among the content available to anyone with an internet connection are words likes these, from Marc Lamont Hill:

“We need fundamental changes in society. Fundamentally, we have to, first of all, deal with the issue of white supremacy. This isn’t an issue of racism, this is issue — an issue of white supremacy. We live in a world where we simply…

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