***** A monumentally valuable gift for you. I received it weeks ago and I share it with you.
All of us in Western culture are taught in a million ways white supremacy. For many of us, it is taught as so benign. It is taught so unintentionally. Making it all the more Insidious.
The gift I received was a sentence that caught my eye in some article, I have no recollection of the article itself. It was the notion that people of color are the color of Earth, the color of nature. By implication, white people, like me, are not the color of Earth, are not the color of nature. More the color of death, the color of bleached bones.
Quickly this is showing promise as a tool that I was never human enough to even realize I wanted or needed. When I think to do so this notion naturally and easily allows me to catch a glimpse of we white folks as not the superior, but the mutant, the deathly mutations that in point of fact we are. It is not people of color that are in the final stages of destroying Earth. It is we white ones.
No, it is not my desire to learn to hate myself, or to view white people as inferior. But I welcome this potential 2x4 to wack some of the notion of white Supremacy out of me that permeates my every pore.