why is it Black Excellence and not EXCELLENCE?
why is it Black Beauty and not BEAUTY?
why is it African American and Not AMERICAN?
White Supremacy “OtherS” anything and one that is not white
things that helped me identify this phenomenon
a. years ago I spoke to a white co worker about American International politics. it really confused him for me to speak for AMERICA
b. i stopped using descriptors and hyphenates in conversation with people and most assumed the person I referenced was white. even though all parties to the conversation were black.
c. when non white Americans achieve any level of acclaim- white people loose their shit.
“its miss America not miss Indian american” –
“why is a Mexican singing OUR national anthem”
IN america – white Cis Hetero Male is the norm and most privileged
everything from there is less privileged and nuanced based on race, gender, orientation, etc.
part of being a decolonized thinker is to eliminate white supremacy form your mind.
part of resisting racism and privilege is to understand how you have been manipulated to participate in it.