It is an anomaly how the slave trade was perpetuated for so long? How systems like colonialism flourished forso long ? And, how Racism is the hidden go-to tool of most modern systems.
The domination and subjugation of one race , tribe over another stems from a need to have power over another , rooted in the deep seated nature of domineering males. Those who seek to run rough shode over women and young people will also seek to do the same to those that they deem to posses inferior characteristics that they equate with the offices of women and the young. As such, societies that have practised the worst cases of racism , colonialism, xenophobia , ethnic have had to battle a certain attribute in their echelons-hard domineering men at most levels of decision making-Patriarchs! Those that have conquered these negatives fought hard to eliminate patriarchy first.
Racism would never have permeated the blanket of history if it was not flanked by patriarchy. Men who think that it is okey to violate women and girls, together with young people will not find a huge deficit in their characters when they practise the same to those who look different from them. They will use the same tools that they use on girls , women and young people to foist on other tribes and races.
Patriarchy of any sort resonates with the callous nature of racist , Afrophobist , xenophobist and tribalist. It is a second cousin once removed. A fruit falling not too far from its tree. It truly is not difficult to quantify a racist-follow the trail of how they treat the young and women that look even like themselves and see the destructive nature of their characters.
A desire around the world to cleanse the world of racism is a far fetched idea without the same effort subjected to patriarchal tendencies. The same alliances that create a need to subjugate women and youth work in racism. Racism finds solace in patriarchy and indeed patriarchy finds solace in racism
In our pursuit to find racial justice we must find justice for young people and for women and girls around the world. These two cannot be separated because there are hewn from the same tree. When women and young people have a level playing field it is also correspondingly true that racial justice and equality will be gaining positive traction and a foothold. Ample resources and time must be spent on delivering justice for all the undertrodden so that the emancipation and release of the other is progressively realised. No where will racial justice prevail without the same equal opportunities made available to young people and women. Those who seek to perpetuate the domination of women and youth will seek the same domination of other races and tribes. It is a twin battle of fighting racism and patriarchy .