… terrible, cold of darkness as it pertains to human attributes must be unlearned and disassociated. A mere apology or acknowledgement just won’t fix these broken institutions and its lobbied influence, nor would the surrender or sacrifice of true identity be warranted. It would be more plausible if the false identity of whiteness — and the scam it inherently carries, were discarded for humanity to prevail.
What would white people be, if white supremacy is overthrown?
Thanks, Kevin Pennant, for engaging so thoughtfully with the various ideas in the Stop Microvalidating post. In the #WhiteNonsenseRoundup group there’s been a discussion of “appropriate whiteness” making sense only in the context of white supremacy, as well as some conversation about new words.
For now, white is the most accurate identity label, not so much false (after hundreds of years of political, social and economic institutions) as unacknowledged. Before we can evolve into something else, white Americans have to grapple with what we’ve become.