Resistance To White Supremacy

Resistance To White Supremacy

These are dangerous days in the United States. It is no exaggeration to say that the President of the United States is a white supremacist. His rise to the most powerful position in all of national and international politics has activated the fringe of racist, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and white supremacists across the country.  The harm of the Trump Administration is not only measured in his open racism but the actions of his Administration have brought Trump’s racist taunts to life. From the cruel assaults and raids on immigrant communities to Jeff Session’s revival of the racist drug war, the Trump Administration has weaponized the office of the presidency and threatens the rights and liberties of women, transpersons, Blacks, Latinx, Arabs, Muslims, Indigenous, workers, the poor, the disabled, the planet and beyond. His presidency poses a generational crisis and we must respond.  The president has emboldened a resurgence of white supremacist organizing and political thought and it must be actively organized against.  The true threat of Trump’s vile racism can be measured in the bodies of those who have been killed and assaulted by white racists:

Heather Heyer

Ricky John Best

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche

Richard W. Collins II

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

These are only the most known of the victims of white supremacist terror in the U.S.

But there are more who oppose this racist hatred and when they unite, they can marginalize the racists.  Massive protests in Charlottesville, Boston, and Berkeley have shown that when confronted, white supremacists can be forced to retreat. We have to link political education to political mobilization in our efforts to build an anti-racist movement that unite and fight the racist right.

Resistance To White Supremacy

These are dangerous days in the United States. It is no exaggeration to say that the President of the United States is a white supremacist. His rise to the most powerful position in all of national and international politics has activated the fringe of racist, neo-Nazis, white nationalists and white supremacists across the country.  The harm of the Trump Administration is not only measured in his open racism but the actions of his Administration have brought Trump’s racist taunts to life. From the cruel assaults and raids on immigrant communities to Jeff Session’s revival of the racist drug war, the Trump Administration has weaponized the office of the presidency and threatens the rights and liberties of women, transpersons, Blacks, Latinx, Arabs, Muslims, Indigenous, workers, the poor, the disabled, the planet and beyond. His presidency poses a generational crisis and we must respond.  The president has emboldened a resurgence of white supremacist organizing and political thought and it must be actively organized against.  The true threat of Trump’s vile racism can be measured in the bodies of those who have been killed and assaulted by white racists:

Heather Heyer

Ricky John Best

Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche

Richard W. Collins II

Srinivas Kuchibhotla

These are only the most known of the victims of white supremacist terror in the U.S.

But there are more who oppose this racist hatred and when they unite, they can marginalize the racists.  Massive protests in Charlottesville, Boston, and Berkeley have shown that when confronted, white supremacists can be forced to retreat. We have to link political education to political mobilization in our efforts to build an anti-racist movement that unite and fight the racist right.

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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``Virtue knows no color line ...`` - Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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