facing race 2012

Super annoying when folks think having mixed/biracial children somehow fights white supremacy. Well I’m biracial and let me tell you, the white side my of family is still hella racist toward Latinos and blacks especially. If it were not for my own internal struggle for my identity – trying to discover where in this world I belong – I would have never seen their racism and I would likely be as much a part of white supremacy as they.

This is because, as I have said here repeatedly, I do not have to be white to replicate the systemic oppression of white supremacy in my daily actions or behavior. Always remember this quote:  

“The reality is even if we took every white person on Earth and put them on a space ship and sent them to outer space white supremacy wouldn’t miss a beat.”

— Junot Diaz | Facing Race (2012)