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 I walked in, they asked me to place all my bags on the counter for inspection. I was nervous, even though I knew I didn’t have any contraband. I pointed to my tiny glass animals from Texas — that were folded inside some clothes — so the intake nurse wouldn’t drop them as she searched my things. They were, after all, the only thing I had.