A vision of cultural homogeneity that seeks to deflect attention away from or even excuse the oppressive, dehumanizing impact of White supremacy on the lives of Black people by suggesting Black people are racist too indicates that the culture remains ignorant of what racism really is and how it works. It shows that people are in denial. Why is it so difficult for many White folks to understand that racism is oppressive not because White folks have prejudicial feelings about Blacks (they could have such feelings and leave us alone) but because it is a system that promotes domination and subjugation? The prejudicial feelings some Blacks may express about Whites are in no way linked to a system of domination that affords us any power to coercively control the lives and well-being of white folks. That needs to be understood.
Concurrently, all social manifestations of Black separatism are often seen by whites as a sign of ‘anti-White racism,’ when they usually represent an attempt by Black people to construct places of political sanctuary where we can escape, if only for a time, White domination.”