Sorry Allison I must disagree with you, and I urge you to read this article.

A few rich powerful white men were the creators and perpetuators of white supremacy. They enlisted landless white men to enforce it as slave patrols and militias to kill and forcibly relocate Native Americans. And both rich white men and poor white men enlisted their wives and daughters to enforce it too.

White men enforce white supremacy with guns and laws and state terror, and white women with our behavior, in our communities, at our kids schools, etc.

If what you say is true, why are there so many white women calling cops on POC for absurd reasons.

And yes, there were some white women who stood by Anita Hill. But not enough to shut down the confirmation of Clarence Thomas. The vast majority of white women did nothing to stop his confirmation, and he is the most extreme conservative on the Supreme Court today.

Yes, there are many people of color who internalize racism and identify with their oppressor and harm other people of color on their oppressors’ behalf. This has always been a key tactic of white supremacy, to keep everyone else divided so that a tiny fraction of white landowning men can accumulate and maintain tremendous wealth and power.

But I ask you, where did that “gay Latina sheriff’s officer” you mention learn to hate herself and harm women of color? I am willing to bet that it was from her white woman schoolteachers.

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