Fighting White Supremacy and White Privilege to Build a Human Rights Movement

  • Loretta Ross
Keywords: Reverse discrimination, White supremacy, Power, Black Lives Matter, Ideology, Human rights movement

Abstract

Loretta Ross presented Fighting White Supremacy and White Privilege to Build a Human Rights Movement as her keynote address at the 2015 White Privilege Conference (WPC). She addresses the foundations of the ideology behind White supremacy, the difference between White supremacy and White privilege, and the development of a new human rights movement. She discusses the role of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as power relations based on religion, class, gender, and race.

Author Biography

Loretta Ross

Loretta J. Ross is one of the creators of the Black feminist theory of “Reproductive Justice,”  and a nationally renowned speaker and writer on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights, white supremacy, and violence against women. She was the National Coordinator of the Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012; Founder of the National Center for Human Rights Education from 1996-2005; and Program and then Research Director of the Center for Democratic Renewal from 1990-1995. She was one of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center in the 1970s, and has been interviewed on CNN, BET, ABC, the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many others.

Published
2016-04-01
Section
Conference Keynote Addresses