White Supremacy

White supremacy is an historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations and peoples of color by white peoples and nations of the European continent; for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power and privilege.

Comments on Definition from COR Participants:

[roxanne: The white supremacy definition seems a bit off to me. Besides being a system, it is an ideology that also affects the victims in that it diminishes their own self worth, as white superiority appears as “naturalized.” The other element missing seems to me is ruling classes in those European nations. I also don’t think that “white peoples” is a legitimate term, maybe white people or white groups but peoples implies legitimate nationhood. Restricting white supremacy to the European continent is wrong as the US, Canada, all the capitalist-developed Latin American countries, Australia, and New Zealand are also white supremacist republics.]