Unpacking White Saviorism

How white and western society’s desire to help can do more harm than good

Driving out to the city’s suburbs, I attended a meeting at a wealthy, predominately white church around the concept of “white saviorism.” Walking in I was not expecting these suburbanites to be up to speed on social justice lingo and activism, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find radical feminists in the room nursing their babies at the table while they talked about decolonization and ending the culture of white supremacy in the US.