Whiteness in the World

Ethnic White Identity is changing from one of assumptive unself-awareness as the unquestioned norm, to one of awareness of our own human cultural place in the vast ethnic and cultural landscape of the world. Attempts at attacking and destroying Whiteness will be justifiably ill-met. Attempts at cultivating wisdom and ethnic self-respect within an affirming multiethnic global context will be met with deep joy and the alleviation of suffering.

Haiku by Gentle J. Pine

Your Browness Is Enough. My Whiteness Is Enough.

I used to think that I would be more viable and worthy as a person if I were a “Person of Color”. I used to believe the voices of angry people who projected their pain onto my skin. I used to believe I owed them something. I used to believe I was in some way fundamentally different from them, as if I were not as magical or worthy or wild as my fellow humans. I’ve decided to stop believing those voices, to exit the new cult of race-hatred that tells me I have “fragility” if I dissent. Now I know that Whiteness reflects light and color: some people get angry at that, aren’t comfortable with the mirror of my being, can’t handle how many different shades of paint are needed to paint the color of my impossible skin. The truth reflects their insecurities and false narratives back at them. The truth reflects your love and friendship and creaturely kinship as we co-create a future together. Your Browness is enough. My Whiteness is enough.