Let’s try to follow what passes for logic in this person’s mind …
Apparent this person is upset that I highlighted the taupe/tan set of slogans in a post that showed she’s really interested in white people.
Note that I offered no comment as to its contents: I simply said that this is what she believes. Does she deny that?
Now, as to what I believe (and not what a deluded individual dearly needs to claim I believe):
I think the slogans are ridiculous. No one’s said that white people shouldn’t like white people; as to whether white people should prefer to associate with white people because they are white, well, I’m sure some people think that way, but I don’t judge people by the color of the skin, but rather the content of their character. In this person’s case, the content of their character is an empty vessel. So I don’t choose with whom I associate based upon their skin color, and I think the second slogan is ridiculous.
As for being proud of one’s heritage and history, I must admit I don’t think of white history or white heritage. Again, these terms seem utter nonsense to me. When I think of heritage and history, I think of American heritage and American history, as well as issues of religion, region, and ethnicity. I’m glad that I’m a New Yorker, and New York is a place of many races. But, as a Yankees fan, I didn’t root for Mickey Mantle or Bobby Murcer because they were white (and I rooted for Roy White, who wasn’t white), any more than I rooted for Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera or Bernie Williams (or, to look at another sport, Bryan Trottier) because of their skin color or racial identity. I admire Jackie Robinson not because he was black but because of what he did. Race often comes to mind when it comes to non-white people, which, I’d suggest, is part of what some scholars call whiteness studies: I don’t see whiteness as the norm (certainly not in the United States). But I don’t honor heritage or history (or criticize it) based on issues of color and race: again, it’s content (behavior, character, action) that interests me.
I believe a black man said much the same thing fifty years ago.
I don’t know why I would take credit for someone else’s accomplishments. Who does? Oh, here and there one contributes to the result (say as a parent or a teacher), but I take pride in the accomplishments of others: I don’t take credit for the accomplishment of others.
No one here has said that white people are responsible for the world’s evils. Certainly I have not. Nor have I said anything about white guilt, whatever that is.
I simply pointed out that someone had a certain set of beliefs. As you can see, I find them problematic. That someone can’t understand that (and that such a person attributes to me beliefs that tell me a great deal about herself and nothing about me) suggests something of the mindset of the Confederate heritage apologist who bases their view of the world on what they imagine it must be to serve their own agenda.
That said, Connie Chastain has attacked people for being anti-racist, and so it stands to reason that by her own logic, she’s a racist. What a surprise. After all, here’s the heritage she honors:
Elijah Chastain said in the Georgia Secession Convention in 1861 that he believed that “every man, woman and child in the Southern States should own a slave,” and that “the best plan to do so was to open the African slave trade.”
The Chastain heritage remains intact. Can’t wait to hear more from her about white people problems.