White Supremacy Awareness Month

February 3, 2019

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

4th  Sunday after Epiphany
Luke 4:21-30, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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In his 2015 article entitled: “The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy[i] Yawo Brown explains: Polite White Supremacy [referred to as #PWS] is the notion that whites should remain the ruling class while denying that they are the ruling class, politely…  [Calling it] Polite White Supremacy puts the responsibility solely on the creators of a systemic problem… [and] addresses the subtlety and casualness with which oppression is administered… It also eradicates the all-too-common confusion between racism and prejudice…. so it can be [made] clear that racism is tied to a power structure and access to resources. Whites who participate in #PWS desire to be comfortable in all settings while maintaining some influential level of control over all situations without acknowledging this power.



[i] YawoBrown, “The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy,” Medium, August, 14 2015, https://medium.com/@YawoBrown/the-subtle-linguistics-of-polite-white-supremacy-3f83c907ffff, Accessed Feb. 2, 2019.

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