Excellently stated, Briana. True that the root of racism and white supremacy is Ivy-leagued educated and steeped in American history and funded by the elite and powerful. Yet, these scumbags would not have the level of power they do without the unwavering support of the masses of under-educated, isolated white poor.

Not that the poor whites deserve all the blame. The middle managers of white supremacy are even more dangerous. They are the middle and upper middle class conservatives — the bankers, lawyers, insurance agents, stock brokers, doctors — who will never march with tiki torches or shout neo-Nazi slogans. They express their racism by how they vote and how they spend their money — carefully hidden racism. They don’t yell slogans of white supremacy but their daily actions promote and advance it. They hide their evil behind cloaks of respectability. These are the people I work with daily. They will justify their vote for Trump, and others like him, by saying they support his economic platform, as though that platform is not racist. Some have the audacity to say they are fiscal conservatives but social liberals as if any liberal advance was ever accomplished without a mountain of money behind it. They reek evil but it smells like cologne and crisp dollar bills.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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