White supremacy carries trauma and disconnection within its core. Trauma is caused by the deliberate exploitation and theft of the bodies, lands and labor of people of color. It is activated through the genocide of Indigenous peoples, slavery and extractive capitalism. Dehumanization is essential to this enterprise and cuts off the humanity of white folks in order to deny, justify, perpetuate and be complicit with the violence. The official narrative of post-settler colonialism in the United States deliberately omits the foundations of white supremacy, the truth of the past and stories of resistance. History is retold through the voice of the conquerors who whitewash their hands of blood.