A.D Song and Mia McKenzie over at the “Black Girl Dangerous” Tumblr have written an actual step by step list for oppressing white people, in fact that’s the title of their post: “How To Be A Reverse-Racist: An Actual Step by Step List For Oppressing White People.”
Here’s how they start their ten-point list:
White people who are confronted with their white privilege and the white supremacist acts they perpetuate have been known to cry, “You’re being a reverse-racist!” That is completely true: people of color have the power and control to create, perpetuate, and maintain brutal systematic reverse-racism that oppresses white people every day. As such, we have created this handy list on how to continue this oppression.
Below are the first two points on the step-by-step list and be sure to check out “Black Girl Dangerous” for the full list:
- Enslave their bodies.
Ship them from Germany, Sweden, and other exotic countries. Force them to build entire cities, roads, bridges. Force them to plant and harvest all the food everyone eats. Let an entire economic system be built on their backs, with their blood and sweat. Later, deny them access to the system they have been used to build, and accuse them of being extremely lazy.
- Steal their land.
If they were here before you, steal their land. This is essential. Basically, just go in there and take it. If you have to kill some of them to get it…no worries. If you have to kill almost all of them to get it…shit, no worries. After you steal their land, make sure you create laws to keep them from ever returning to it. If they try to return anyway, build fences, and let bands of POC vigilantes patrol the borders with guns. If they somehow get past the borders and into your country, no worries, you can always just deport them.
Here’s how the Black Girls Dangerous describe their Tumblr: >Black Girl Dangerous is a place where queer-identified women of color can make our voices heard on the issues that interest us and affect us, where we can showcase our literary and artistic talents, and where we can explore and express our “dangerous” sides: our biggest, boldest, craziest, weirdest, wildest selves.
And because some people may call this list reverse racism, check out the Colorlines.com archives and read Terry Keleher’s work that breaks down reverse racism.
Keleher also created a short video in 2009 that breaks down reverse racism too.