Losing Whiteness: Why White People Are So Pissed


Why are white people so angry? What do they have to be angry about? The anger of white folks is nothing new. But still, what’s up with them?

To answer that, you have to take a look at what white supremacy means to a white person. Johnny Silvercloud at afrosapiophile.com explains it when discussing a photo he took of a white woman kneeling to Donald Trump, hands up, wearing a flag with the words ‘Trump: Make America Great Again” (Click on the link to view the photo.):

The structure and ideologies of white supremacy must be very comfortable. I would imagine that it feels good to know that you are infinitely above suspicion when it comes to any form of social deviance, including crime. It probably feels soothing to know that no matter what, a white person will NEVER have to answer for the behavior of other whites. I’ll go as far as suggesting that white people may get a sad level of satisfaction in hearing non-white people talk, discuss, protest all these things that nonwhites suffer from due to white supremacy.

White supremacy is the only, ultimate euphoria for white people. A society constructed by and for the elevation of white folks is almost, I would guess, like heaven to white people. Your physical traits are promoted as the standards of beauty by which all others should follow. You’re constantly portrayed as heroes and saviors in the entertainment industry saving everyone else from certain doom. Your criminals are presented as angels. Some are even elevated to legendary and celebrity statuses, partly thanks to the white-owned media. History lessons in public and private schools tell the tales of great white people. The list goes on and on making whiteness as not only the default, but also the ultimate level of human kind, the highest platform in a racial caste system.

Now, imagine that world slowly but surely crumbling. You see the cracks, and start panicking. Your fear turns to anger, and you start seeing red at the people trying to change the world, eliminating whiteness in the process. So, you mobilize and radicalize. White supremacy and the privileges that come with it will not go down without a fight.

One would think that white people would accept a changing world, a world that views all people as equals and treats them as such. They would realize that they’re not better than everyone else, but instead are like everyone else.

Some have, it seems. However, apparently whiteness is just too damn valuable to give up for many. It’s a drug they can’t afford to lose. And we’re seeing them heavily cling on to whiteness at the expense of the rest of the world and themselves.

5 thoughts on “Losing Whiteness: Why White People Are So Pissed

  1. On Tumblr I ve been hearing people say, White Supremacy is a helluva drug! And they are right. They really do act like people trying to take away their fix.

    For some of them, the only consolation they have is that they are White, in that they are utterly mediocre people, who have accomplished nothing notable in life, and rest on the laurels of the achievements of other White people. I’ve noticed this particularly in white men who are always listing all the wonderful things they think white people gave to the world, and their erasure of PoC from any discussion of history.

    They’ve spent the past 500 years stacking the deck in their favor, eliminating any competition, while claiming that other groups of people are deficient. Of course they’re brainwashed.

  2. I was looking at someone’s blog article where Mr.Clean is now a Black. I can imagine White supremacist protesting against the iconic figure.

    I still think about those words my late maternal grandmother have told my mother and what she also passed to us.Although I can’t get the words exactly right only because my mom forgot the exact words that her mother told her about how the bottom rail will rise to the top.There was one elderly Black man who chimed in and got what I said and said ” ..and the top rail will go to the bottom”. It sure seems that way.

    As you and everybody else have said,the system of things in the U.S.A. wasn’t intended for Blacks and other minorities to enjoy. This is why racist Whites love Trump.They literally see him as ” The Great White ” Hope “. That is why they are acting like crazy because as you mentioned, their world is starting crumble and they cannot handle it.

    In 2050..if the earth still stands..the USA is suppose to be predominately minority. I’m quite sure its making White supremacists sick but if its meant to be, they have no choice but to accept this change. God knows,I don’t to live in an ” Whites Only ” world.

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