“The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” ~Maya Angelou
“Whiteness is the process by which White people fail to recognise how race impacts their lives; White privilege is the personal benefits of living in a society where Whiteness is centred; and White supremacy are the political outcomes of this racial buffer.” ~Dr. Zuleyka Zevallos, Applied Sociologist & Swinburne University Research Fellow
It used to be that whenever I got pulled over, I’d scope out the safest spot I could find, not wanting to put the officer in any danger; I’d seen those videos of some drunk plowing through an officer during a routine stop. These days, I have to think about my own safety, and that drunk may just save my life.