"white people make up the majority of the population, most of the politicians, most of the rich people are white."
Very true. A shame this does not immunize whites against injustices.
Do white people become the victims of crimes for being white? Yeah that happens.
But that's not really what we're talking about, with regards to white supremacy.
"White supremacy is advocated for, by and large by a subset of white people. 'China virus' isn't advocated in the same way. If millions of Chinese people were advocating for the virus, then yeah, it'd be pretty fair to blame them. Last I checked, there aren't any Chinese versions of the KKK intentionally spreading coronavirus towards non-chinese people."
>Can you define 'white supremacy' for me here? Is the majority of our political leaders being white part of this so-called 'white supremacy'?
>Is the majority of our political leaders being white part of this so-called 'white supremacy'?
It's a byproduct of it. White people voting in other white people to defend white people interests. Most of those people aren't white supremacists, but they aren't fixing the problem.
If you want a little run down of white supremacy:
- slavery up to 1865
- white people were given free land, when the midwest began to be settled.
- law enforcement looking the other way, when black people were killed, or when their houses were burned down.
- the US government had policies on their books to advocate for neighborhood level segregation. The government would back loans for white people in white neighborhoods, intentionally zoning black neighborhoods to only include cheaper housing. You can read a lot more about it: https://www.npr.org/2017/05/03/526655831/a-forgotten-history-of-how-the-u-s-government-segregated-america
>It was in something called the Underwriting Manual of the Federal Housing Administration, which said that "incompatible racial groups should not be permitted to live in the same communities." Meaning that loans to African-Americans could not be insured. In one development ... in Detroit ... the FHA would not go ahead, during World War II, with this development unless the developer built a 6-foot-high wall, cement wall, separating his development from a nearby African-American neighborhood to make sure that no African-Americans could even walk into that neighborhood.
To sum up, black people were enslaved to do labor for white people, in other words profiting off their labor. When black people started developing property, white people would burn it down. The US government intentionally invested in white neighborhoods, while cutting off black neighborhoods.
Ignoring the effects of hundreds of years of kicking down minorities, and then blaming them for not being as wealthy is another example of white supremacy.