White Supremacy


  • Understand the history of white supremacy and its role in the construction of the U.S.
  • Discuss our experiences with white supremacy, race and racism.
  • Reflect on how white supremacy plays out today through the prison system, standards of beauty, and the model minority myth.

Key Concepts: White supremacy, Colorism, Implicit Bias

*This is an excerpt from the Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit. The toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power and their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation.  By highlighting the role of people’s resistance both past and present, the toolkit seeks to build hope and a commitment to political struggle.

To find the full toolkit, visit asianamtoolkit.org. Or access other workshops from this toolkit on Build the Wheel.