What you loved was the cruelty. The meanness, the spite, the ability to say whatever you wanted, to hurt anyone you wanted
White too long is the inability to recognize that the system is rigged and its leaders, past and present, are the ones who rigged it
There’s something in the grammar of how the concept of white privilege is introduced and discussed that virtually guarantees the actual meaning of the term will be misunderstood
We’ve tried the same failed tactics and strategies again and again only to achieve the same tepid results. We’ve tried it all—except for the one mindset we should’ve tried from the beginning.
To ask “what was here before whiteness” is to open the more dangerous question: what had to be eliminated, for this way of organizing reality to appear natural.
Every black person has a PhD in racism. We learn how to recognize it, how to work through it, and how to survive assaults that happen our entire lives
Those traitors fought to preserve their “right” to own men, women, and children as property, and to do with those enslaved people as they would, up to and including rape and murder.
If white racists define victory as remaining socioeconomically dominant in the foreseeable future, then they’ve already lost the war. They just don’t know it yet
White supremacy dissolves culpability, and allows a veneer of “niceness” to mask horrific behavior
The Ocoee Massacre is still considered the bloodiest day in modern American political history.