Black folks are at the bottom of the racial hierarchy and yes, there is a racial hierarchy.
The trendy trifecta of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has familiarized most of the country with basic concepts of race and racism. Most are whitewashed and watered down, but there’s at least a conversation. At the policy level, racism is named (even if not wholly) and acknowledged as immoral.
As we broaden our understanding and deepen the work toward the liberation of all people, we are met with resistance. The deeper we go and the more intersections we come upon, the more folks are asked to examine their power and privilege. The discomfort is felt by all and it makes us reluctant to push through the ick to get to the truth and a step closer to liberation. Nobody wants to feel like they benefit from the oppression of others. Continue reading “Black Folks are at the Bottom of the Racial Hierarchy (and yes, there is a racial hierarchy)”