Chapter 3 - Power
Race: A power construct of collected or merged differences that lives socially.
"Race making is an essential ingredient in the making of racist ideas, the crust that holds the pie." pg. 40 - Kendi
"This cause and effect -- a racist power creates racist policies out of raw self-interest; the racist policies necessitate racist ideas to justify them --lingers over the life of racism." pg. 42 - Kendi
Race was constructed to set up a social hierarchy that would "justify" the actions of those who were profiting off the inhumane practices. The set up an economic, political and social systems that would direct the attention away from the policies and towards the people continued the inequities. As I apply this learning to my understanding of how these systems still persist and operate and how I am a beneficiary is how I can find my role in promoting antiracist policies and fight racism.
Mr. Dylan Wince