White Violence and White Fragility: June 3, 2020
White Violence and White Fragility: June 3, 2020White Violence and White Fragility: June 3, 2020
On the 25th May George Floyd was murdered by a police officer in America. Another in a long line of police murders in which Black people are systematically targeted - demonized, you could say, since deliberate racist and genocidal actions deemed an entire nation as less than human.
Two days later here in Aotearoa, MP Judith Collins said she was 'sick of being demonised for her ethnicity'.
What does it actually mean to be demonised for your ethnicity? And how are white supremacy, white privilege, white violence and white fragility at play here?
Lillian Hanly takes us through some of these issues.