I have been struggling with this same question. As an empathetic Human, though white and American (I did not capitalize this… Human I capitalize, a.merican is just an accident of birth), I speak out for both causes… as an outsider that tries to learn and listen to the people who are suffering before I form an opinion…
I can see the similarities. I can see the differences. But from what I read and ask people about, the real people… both sides are more willing to join forces. Racism is bigger than any national border. Elitism and religious supremacy is bigger than any nation because it flows over into many (I offer AIPAC as an example, but there are many other similar “ideals” with many different reasons for existing).
Maybe some are starting to realize this is a bigger than local, nation, region, continent type problem. I hope it adds more power to the snowball effect. Each has to choose what level they want to work at. But a UNITED effort to change the underlying problem will for everyone, over time, have the greatest gains.
It may also slow some… only time will tell. But overall, if a small change occurs in a region or country (US Jim Crow era as example attempt to defeat racism in only localized areas) it has not proven to last over time. Racists feed off each other’s cause and energy. Maybe it is time for us to look at this avenue of a universal belief. Ours are at least for peace and equality and unity. Maybe we are wrong. But it just seems a lot more healthy for all of us to look for a unifying answer rather than a dividing one.
Like I said… this is what I have been battling with myself. So far, this is where I stand.
Comments welcome (I will regret that I am sure) but I want to hear all sides that speak from their heart and not their anger. I think this debate is diffusing the one we should be having. Racist, fascist, ideas are not regional. If we continue this way, we will win battles, but lose the war. Actually, do both! But understand they rely on each other to survive.