White Supremacy Hurts White People Too

The concept of “white privilege” only tells half the story.

Photo by Gilbert Mercier.

“Racism [gets] in the way of all of us having nice things … things like truly universal affordable health care, or world-class, or even just reliable, modern infrastructure. A public health system to tackle pandemics with efficiency and scale. A well-funded school in every neighborhood.”

“Some European immigrants [came] to the British colonies, and later, the United States, fleeing religious persecution and violence, but most were running directly from … economic deprivation.”

“a sort of public and psychological wage … which drove such a wedge between the white and black workers that there probably are not … in the world two groups of workers with practically identical interests who hate and fear each other so deeply and persistently and who are kept so far apart that neither sees anything of common interest.”

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