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    June 7, 2020

    It has taken the massacre of so many black bodies to get us to this moment.

    Thank you, Kimberly, for educating.

    And Elmo.

     

    White Body Supremacy

    “…the term “white body supremacy” — I’m operationalizing it. The white body is used to hearing things that make it comfortable. And so when you say something like ‘white supremacy’ especially here in Minnesota, everybody goes, “Yes, absolutely. Yeah, yeah, absolutely.’ And then what happens is, it goes — just the term, “white supremacy,” is a very intellectual term. It doesn’t land in the body.

    -Resmaa Menakem, therapist and trauma specialist in Minneapolis who teaches across the U.S.

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