What do 9/11 truthers, ebola conspiracy theorists, and “aliens built pyramids” types all have in common?

They’re all trapped by the illusion that non-Westerners are agency-lacking puppets whose only movements, decisions, and tragedies can be calculated and executed by mysterious all-powerful omnipresent white (or extraterrestrial) forces. Their conspiracy theories reveal their lack of respect for the intelligence, free-will, and humanity of black and brown people, because they believe that there is no way they could have played a part in shaping their own destinies.

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