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"White Supremacy Culture"

This is a list of characteristics of white supremacy culture that show up in our organizations. Culture is powerful precisely because it is so present and at the
same time so very difficult to name or identify. The characteristics listed below are damaging because they are used as norms and standards without being pro-actively named or chosen by the group. By Tema Okun, for dRworks.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"Understanding Whiteness"

To combat racism today, it is necessary to understand the history of the ideology of "race" in order to challenge whiteness as the foundation of racial categories and racism. Source: Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre, University of Calgary.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"The Invisible Whiteness of Being: Whiteness, White Supremacy, White Privilege, and Racism"

In our society, Whiteness is a default standard; the background of the figure-ground analogy from which all other groups of color are compared, contrasted, and made visible. From this color standard, racial/ethnic minorities are evaluated, judged, and often found to be lacking, inferior, deviant, or abnormal. By D.W. Sue, American Psychological Association.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"The Sneaky Language Today's Politicians Use to Get away with Racism and Sexism"

n 2015, a CNN segment over a word turned into an awkward, dramatic confrontation. When host Erin Burnett asked why the word "thug" isn't an acceptable way to describe predominantly black protesters and rioters in Baltimore, City Councilman Carl Stokes responded, "Come on. So calling them thugs? Just call them ni**ers." Story by German Lopez, Vox.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"'White Power Ideology': Why El Paso is Part of a Growing Global Threat"

More than 175 people have been killed in at least 16 high-profile attacks linked to white nationalism around the world since 2011. By Lois Beckett and Jason Wilson, The Guardian.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity

"New Hate and Old: The Changing Face of American White Supremacy"

The ADL Center on Extremism (COE) is one of the world’s foremost authorities on extremism, terrorism, anti-Semitism and all forms of hate. For decades, COE’s staff of seasoned investigators, analysts and researchers have tracked extremist activity and hate in the U.S. and abroad – online and on the ground.

  • Whiteness
  • Persons Committed to Equity
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