This term is also aligned with Allyship and even Co-Conspirator. An individual who sees society as a network of racial power structures that must be dismantled. This individual recognizes the need to call out others for not recognizing and acknowledging privilege, power and supremacy. Names to look for include Ibrahim Kendi, Robin D’Angelo as well as the founders of Black Lives Matter.
Black, indigenous and people of color. According to the BIPOC Project: “We use the term BIPOC to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black (African Americans) people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context.”
an assertion/belief that those with lighter skin have privilege over those with darker skin. Used in Critical Race Theory to create more identity groups at the expense of unity.
Often combined with Diversity and Equity. Inclusion in itself is a positive action where everyone feels welcome. Under CRT however, it is posited that white dominated culture and America’s institutions were developed and have continued to exclude others.
the opposite of privileged identities. This term looks to assert that members of certain groups experience levels of discrimination and bias because of structural inequalities in a systemically racist society.
is a pejorative reference to a person who is perceived as supporting attitudes or positions thought to be against the supposed interests or well-being of that person’s own race. White traitors are those that fall into one of the stages of white identity development who espouse the eradication of “whiteness”. A NYC school recently told parents to become “white traitors”. See NYC School Tells Parents to Become ‘White Traitors’