True white saviors understand that the only way to rid this nation of the sickness of racism is to confront it directly in their own communities.
The hierarchy was set up by an ideology of white supremacy and justified the use of deceit, exploration, intimidation, and exclusion to keep Afro-Americans and other minorities “in their place.” This ideology was taught in the infant years of America and still continues to be implemented in present-day America.
“Every man in my family has been locked up. Most days I feel like it doesn’t matter what I do, how hard I try—that’s my fate, too.”
– 11th-grade African American student, Berkeley, California 2014