Ending White Supremacy
Ending White Supremacy is not just about gaining rights, it’s about creating entirely new systems, which not rooted in trauma. Systems where Disabled Trans People of Color can not just get by, but THRIVE.
It’s about ensuring that ALL people, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, physical/emotional abilities, etc. have access to the vital resources we need to exist on this planet. Things like food, water, shelter, and medical care are recognized as basic human rights and should not be kept away from anyone, regardless of ability to pay and without bias.
For far too long, white supremacy has been used as a tool to divide and oppress others. This system was built to ensure the survival of white people, especially rich white people, and was never built for us, which is why we don’t take traditional routes in our organizing and power building.
While the U.S. is currently experiencing an onslaught of transphobic and homophobic attacks through its white supremacist system, we are focused on building systems of our own that are NOT reliant on our government to protect us, but through relationships with real allies and accomplices looking to build actual equity.
in queer spaces
Is a HUGE problem. White Trans people who have yet to unlearn their racial biases can perpetuate conditions of oppression for Trans People of Color, especially Trans leaders who are doing this vital work.
Examples of this include volunteers who show up in organizations led by QTPOC and try to silence any leaders of color by calling them “too angry” or making egregious demands and acting as roadblocks to progress or slamming leadership without even knowing what that leadership looks like.
Before you volunteer for any organization led by people of color, make sure that you’re ready to learn. If you’re new to confronting white supremacy, we recommend taking some time to begin unlearning and unpacking whatever biases you have using books like “White Fragility”, “How to be an Anti-Racist”, and “So You Want to Talk About Race”; all of which are great places to begin.
This is especially true if you’ve found yourself making comments like “All lives matter” or “I don’t see color”.
Allyship is not something you wear on a T-shirt, it’s something you earn from doing actual work.
Is MORE than racism
The typical response seen on social media, when one brings up the words “White Supremacy” is ‘I’m not a racist’. White Supremacy is MORE THAN racism. It’s an entire system built to oppress and other anyone who is not a cis-het-white person.
White supremacy is classism
White supremacy is abelism
White supremacy is homophobia
White supremacy is transphobia
White supremacy is oppression
White supremacy is violence
White supremacy is T-R-A-S-H.
Ready to join the revolution?