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Archdiocese of Chicago Tweets Chart on ‘Covert White Supremacy’

A chart detailing “Covert White Supremacy”— which a Chicago archdiocese office shared online amid widespread protests against racism in the city and across the country— was shared without permission and does not reflect the Church’s values, the archdiocese told CNA Monday.

The Chicago archdiocese’ Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity, which coordinates prison ministry, domestic violence outreach, and pro-life efforts in the archdiocese, on Friday tweeted a picture purporting to detail “Covert White Supremacy.”

A screenshot of the tweet from the Archdiocese of Chicago, now deleted.

The top of the pyramid-shaped chart lists “overt” or “socially unacceptable” forms of white supremacy, including lynching, hate crimes, and racial slurs.

The bottom three-quarters of the chart lists “covert” or “socially acceptable” forms of white supremacy— including celebration of Columbus Day, racial profiling, tokenism, “white savior complex,” denial of white privilege, and “Make America Great Again.”

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