Having grown up with it I can tell you that on the inside, the problem genuinely feels pathological. It’s maladaptive and toxic.

Having grown up in the rather lower socio-economic demographic, I could see clearly how the construct of whiteness was used to make people feel superior when they actually weren’t. Whiteness to me felt like a cup of Jim Jones' Kool-Aid.

It is a big problem, and I don’t think anything is going to be genuinely done about it until we recognize then being white is in and of itself a cancer.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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