You cannot rationalize discrimination because of the skin color of those who are being discriminated against. You cannot say that white people do not deserve to be treated equally, on a personal level, just because we are treated unequally on a societal level. No, you cannot say that and also say you stand for equality.
When the poor united, regardless of race or level of servitude, the upper class was outnumbered. They had to find a way to stop such an alliance and the damage it caused from happening again. The only way to do that was to divide the people by race.
We must admit that these displaced urban communities are so powerful that they control the lives of every person who lives there. This is true regardless of skin color. I do not highlight this to prove that all colors suffer but to demonstrate the power of gentrification.
The fuel to the fire of systemic racism is and has always been division and separation. For over 300 years they have worked methodically to divide us. They have executed long-term plans over hundreds of years in order to keep us separate. They created the terms ‘black’ and ‘white’.
Writing this title, ‘A Colorless White World’, I get a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. With a title like this, I may generate immediate disgust by some readers. A colorless world doesn’t sound good. And as a white person, I cannot talk about anything societal in my world that is ‘not good’ because of my ‘white privilege’. Implying that I suffer from anything — especially related to race — or that anything is being forced upon me will surely be followed up by accusations of my white privilege, entitlement and ingratitude.