Please forgive the color of my skin. It says nothing about me except that I have certain ‘privilege’ that I did not demand, but should be the right of every person on this earth. I want to say that adding ‘ness’ to white does not mean one is bashing privilege or the institutions. The founding fathers did not want ‘blackness’ in what became the USA. A black was two thirds of a person. No woman counted.
The founding fathers realised their constitution was not perfect or just, and believed that future governments would correct and amend the constitution they wrote in a rush in Philadelphia. The only concession made was when Washington, in the South, was made the capital.
To say ‘whiteness would rather die than eat food from black hands’ is racist. To say the institutions discriminate against blacks and the poor directly and indirectly’ is not racist. The institutions of today have black members. Blackness attacking whiteness is racism. There is no such thing as ‘reverse racism’. Society favours white people, especially rich white people. Everyone should fight this in every way they can.
I am not embarrassed to say that white people have designed their historical conquests to suit their comforts, expectations, culture, and sensibilities. They, we, have decimated the cultures and countries where people with different skin colour live and originate. We have imposed our needs, our sensibilities, everywhere we have gone.
In writing this, I can be accused of ‘sucking up’, appropriating the pain of another race, but in truth I am ashamed of being white and blue eyed. My life hasn’t been great, but I’ve made the most of what was given me. One of those things is critical thinking. I came to realise how disgusting and evil the white privilege is, that it soils every encounter with people from other races. I want to stand up and shout it to every white government and person, that our attitude is wrong, arrogant and ignorant.
I have had two guns pointed at me. I have felt that cold feeling, that instant of shock. I relate to that fear. I do not fear death, but I fear the insanity of guns, white privilege and racism. They are a vile mix.