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David Klion🌹🔥 @DavidKlion
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I don't think Andrew Sullivan has a clear idea of what "white" means. He should maybe read a book about it (besides The Bell Curve, I mean).
Suffice to say "white" as a concept only kinda sorta existed when Shakespeare was alive. And Sullivan can rest easy, neither Jeong nor anyone else is seriously arguing that English people have no culture.
At least in the American context, I think "white" is best understood not as a culture or a heritage, but as a caste conferring certain privileges. It is not mutually exclusive with having a culture (Ashkenazi Jewish, say, or Appalachian Scots-Irish, or whatever), but it's not one
This accounts for why some white people, since the 1960s, have gotten really into their ethnic ancestries after spending the preceding decades trying to expunge them and assimilate into whiteness. Other white people are so assimilated that they embrace whiteness as a heritage.
Speaking for myself and also many other Jews I know, I accept that I am part of the privileged caste of whiteness as a social fact, but derive zero pride or cultural identification from that fact, and I am keenly aware of my ancestry and its complex relationship to whiteness.
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