The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy

“Black people forget trauma easily, anything of malice done to them will be forgotten at some point by their feeble brains.” — Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States of America- in his only book Notes on the State of Virginia (1784).

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White supremacy.

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Moving to the Suffragette movement of the early 1900s, anti-blackness was an ever-pervasive force.

Acknowledgment of intersectionality was painfully needed during this time but was ignored by the white women who championed the “[white] women’s voting movement.” Black women were wholly ignored by their white female counterparts in fear that white southern women would pull their support of the movement. While that was happening, these white suffragettes would scold white men for having the audacity to give their former male slaves the right to vote before their very own wives.

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The civil rights movement between 1950–1968 was plagued with the same ideology- just a different language.

The underlying ideas of White America in 1900 and 1950–1969 were that black people were just as inferior as they’ve always been, but they’ve been allowed to somewhat rise in society. Not quite yet desegregate but often interact enough that interactions between white and black in a non-slave/boss capacity was becoming more and more common. The dilemma in this time was the split in the black community that came when one side decided being brutalized without fighting back was ludicrous and started to fight back.

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Superiority is only legitimate when it is achieved through honest means, not underhanded tactics that rely on crippling a community.

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Writer. Womanist. Worrier. Alliteration Enthusiast. #AllBlackLivesMatter #TransLivesMatter

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