Whiteness as a race is a social construct that relies on several systems to stay in control of our society. Sometimes it is hidden, sometimes it is openly violent. Dr. Marimba Ani has written a book that has become a core standard read. It’s called Yurugu, and her book shows us what white culture of destruction looks like. I’m working my way through it, and recommend it to everyone.
Here she is doing an interview, and she touches on some of the concepts in the book.If you’re super impatient, the most important part starts at 3:00 in.
A more in depth interview that really lays things out can be found here:
Enjoy the videos. FYI, racism and global white supremacy are very much real things in the world. Comments left here that want to debate that point or tell me it doesn’t exist will be deleted as soon as I see them.
If you haven’t really thought much about racism, race issues, and whiteness until this moment in time, awesome. Now you can start.