is the norm, not the abberation. The sudden tragic loss of life is always utterly shocking to the victims and their community, but white violence itself is the furthest thing from shocking. Almost all peoples around the world have tasted its bitter blood. It has been ongoing for five centuries, in massacres on all continents and all islands in all oceans. It manifests both as xenophobic racism where whites are the majority and genocidal colonialism where people of color are the majority. That’s practically what whiteness means: xenophobia at home, colonialism abroad. It’s what has largely shaped the modern world, yet people look around and wonder, How did we get here?
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