White supremacy is a tricky concept to talk about, because for most people it calls to mind very specific images: plantations, burning crosses, lynchings, the Klan.  But white supremacy isn’t just about violent oppression.  It’s a strategy so enmeshed in American history and policy and culture that we often don’t recognize the mechanisms which ensure not so much the dominance of whiteness but the subjugation of blackness.  It is a consequence of cycles.. Read More