White supremacy is a system of domination which provides legal, social and economic benefits to those defined and perceived as white.
Never forget that the US was founded on the genocide of Indigenous People and the enslavement of African People. Systematic efforts to hide, erase, and reinforce that history continue today.
White elites created white supremacy (with active support/acceptance from most other white people).
It is the responsibility of ALL white people to dismantle it.
Anti-racist movements aim to dismantle institutions of domination.
Individuals play an important part, but changing individual minds is not enough.
Black/African, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) are the primary targets of white supremacy,
but it damages the humanity of ALL people.
White supremacy is deeply rooted in patriarchal Christianity and Eurocentrism.
Support efforts to abolish the current policing and criminal injustice system.
Being uncomfortable is a GIVEN for white folks doing this work.
Learn about and celebrate the powerful, ongoing history of resistance.
Organize in your community! Don’t expect BIPOC, people of the Global Majority, to do all the teaching.
Understand that the IMPACT of white peoples’ actions on People of Color is more important than their INTENT.
Recognize that white supremacy is deeply connected to economic exploitation, patriarchy and other forms of oppression.
Understand that ALL white folks benefit from white supremacy, and ALL folks will benefit from its eradication!
This includes “woke” white folks.
Challenge racist language, actions and policies everywhere.
Recognize that white folks, including faithful allies, or comrades, will make mistakes.
Listen to People of Color, they are experts in their own experience.