The Real Threat of White Supremacy

by Nicholas Mitchell, Ph.D.

The Guidelines for the Study and Teaching of the Church’s Social Doctrine in the Formation of Priests states that people are required to denounce unjust situations, which includes describing social evils in their totality.[1] Following this maxim, we must recognize that on August 12, 2017, Heather Heyer was murdered during a White race riot, when a member of the racist mob tried to kill scores of people with a car—a preferred tactic of recent terrorist attacks in Europe. In addition, Deandre Harris was nearly beaten to death in a parking garage. They were the victims of one of the most consequentially destructive ideologies in human history—White supremacy. From the Americas to Africa and Asia to Europe, the historical record shows that everywhere White supremacy has spread it has brought havoc.