As someone who is married to a white man, it’s perfectly okay to be white. It’s okay to say you’re okay with being white. I’m okay with folks being white. Be you. End of story. I’m alright with being black. It’s just my skin color.
I’ve always been irritated when folks attach so much stigma to skin color. All skin color is is a biological adaptation to the suns radiation. Obviously there’s some wounds from previous national issues, but where the hell hasn’t there been around the globe in some era in past human history?
We’re moving in such an integrated direction as Americans. Technology is developing so quickly, and now more than ever, we are connected to so many people and able to community with people all across the globe. I just think there’s more to look forward to in the future. Getting offended, or feeling threatened because someone says they’re okay with the color of their own skin, because it strikes a cord with emotional attachments you’ve given yourself from past mistakes of a nation you clearly plan to stay in, I just feel like is a waste of energy.
If you’re that afraid, leave. There are men and women who fought for me to be able to freely go where I want, study where I want, live where I want, buy what I want, vote for who I want, and marry who I want. They were white, black, Hispanic, etc. and clearly their efforts changed something in america because I probably wouldn’t be typing this if they didn’t.
My identity doesn’t lie solely in how much melanin my skin possess, nor does it solely lie in my ethnical roots. My identity is who I am day to day, month to month, and year to year. How well I take care of myself, care for others, and indulge in my capabilities and seeing what I can accomplish in this world while holding true to my beliefs, and passing on every ounce of positivity to my future kids, and those in the world who despite where they come from and differences they have, do their best to be spread love and positivity.
Obviously there’s a lot of other societal factors at play, but I’ve noticed what I mentioned to be a common theme to the stigma attached around demonizing someone white.
Someone proclaiming they’re okay with being white, does not deter me from still viewing them as a normal human being. Just like myself.
End of rant. Sorry lol.