February 16, 2018

VSB: Whiteness Means It’s Never Your Fault

Damon Young—Very Smart Brothas:

One of the few somewhat positive aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency (and really, Donald Trump’s entire stint as a political figure) is that he’s an easy example and a synopsis of America’s patent-pending brand of white supremacy—a concept that, even for those who regularly study and speak about it, can be difficult to articulate in an easily digestible way.

Short read. Worth the two minutes, because Damon;s describing whiteness, a concept that flummoxes, insults, and generally vexes a lot of white people. Not all white people, but enough to keep it happening.

#whiteness #AmericanCulture #racism #ethnicStruggle