Rethinking Perfection: A Journey Beyond White Supremacy Culture

Inspire to Change
3 min readJan 4, 2024

By Nora F. Murphy Johnson, PhD

Tema Okun’s provocative insights on white supremacy culture were (and continue to be, many years later) a revelation to me. Especially, his analysis of perfectionism. Okun illustrates how this culture idolizes perfectionism, defining what it means to be a ‘good professional.’ This is a professional who is…

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