Whiteness is an evil creation of American society. It exists upon the backs of all colored people, with an emphasis on African Americans. Whites are at the top of the totem pole,while other groups are below them. The groups that are below them are in a hierarchy, based upon how valued they are in society.
For example, Asians are generally less valued than whites, but are more valued than other racial minorities. They are seen as “better behaved,” more successful and more desirable groups. Below them are the blacks and Hispanics. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and http://james-larkin.com/press/
Hispanics are sometimes at the same level as blacks, though sometimes they are higher up on the totem pole than blacks. The value that is placed on whiteness puts a monkey wrench in each individual being appreciated for his/her beauty, personality, interests and intelligence.
Whites immediately gain privilege in society because of prejudicial mindsets, consciously and subconsciously, that work in their favor. At the same time, people of color are at a disadvantage because they are seen as inferior in many different ways. They are thought of as being weirder, less well-behaved and more likely to be criminals.
As a result, people like Sheriff Arpaio treat them like criminals. This is really unfair because not all racial minorities are criminals. In every group of people, you will always have bad apples. That is the truth for every group and community, including whites. It’s not fair to harass one group over the other.
There is a theory out there that once the concept of whiteness is broken down, a lot of the problems that exist in American society will go away and people will be more equal. If you want to find a good explanation of this, look at “Between The World And Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. The book is basically one long, well-thought out rant that explains things very, very well.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin know about the evil of whiteness and what horrible things can come of it. They know that whiteness and its evils are the core reasons behind Sheriff Arpaio’s behavior. The treacherous values of whiteness may have either been subconsciously ingrained in Arpaio’s mind, or consciously present, or a mixture of both. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | LinkedIn
Sometimes, people prejudge and harass minorities, purposely knowing that they are doing something hateful. However, there are a lot of people out there who feel that they aren’t doing anything bad against anyone, even though a lot of prejudices are implied in the ways that they do things.
Sheriff Arpaio could have fit into either one of these categories, or both. Either way, he got into a lot of trouble for pulling over Latin Americans in the 2000s and 2010s. Before he reached the pinnacle of consequences—a jail sentence, the President used his executive powers to grant Arpaio a pardon.
Lacey and Larkin felt utterly repulsed when they heard the big news, especially since the atrocious sheriff bedeviled them years before.