Dear White Genocide Movement People,
I’ll begin by saying I don’t know much about the #whitegenocide movement, but what I read about it is varied and disturbing in a variety of ways. If in this open letter I misrepresent your movement, please accept my apology in advance.
I don’t think those of us who aren’t white are plotting a genocide against white people for three main reasons.
A full-scale genocide would require us to work together to plan, finance, and execute a wide-reaching campaign that we don’t have the social power, political aegis, or financial clout to achieve. If most of the country’s politicians, CEOs, financiers, and public safety officers aren’t in our ranks (and they’re not), then any plan we might have to enact a genocide would remain just that – a plan. We don’t have the social, political, or financial teeth to perpetrate a white genocide. At best, perhaps we could conduct a small coup. Additionally, so many of us are struggling to make ends meet, to educate our children, and simply trying to live to see tomorrow that we don’t have the time, energy, or inclination to plan and enact a genocide.
Another reason I believe a white genocide to be highly unlikely is that many of us genuinely like white people. We have spent so much of lives being hated, vilified, and denied simply based on the color of our skin that we are more often than not loathe to do the same to others. Now I’m not saying that we don’t notice differences between us and our white friends, but my point is that we have white friends; and because of our friendships, we notice our differences and determine that our similarities far outweigh them.
Speaking of acknowledging differences and similarities, while we may disagree with what you’re saying and what you stand for, we will often support your right to speak your beliefs and to assemble peacefully. The freedoms of speech and assembly are very important to many of us, precisely because we so often don’t get to exercise them. By and large, we don’t want to inflict a similar denial of rights upon others. The right to exercise these freedoms is an important part of being an American, and we are, for the most part, very happy to live in this country that protects (or at least purports to protect) the rights and freedoms of everyone.
Recognizing everyone is the goal of diversity; and consequently, the term encompasses so much more than race. Diversity is about disability and ability, about socioeconomic status, about gender and age. It’s about ethnicity and culture and language. It’s about seeing people instead of ignoring them in preference to someone else.
I just want to let you know that I see you. And like you, I want the best for our country, so I’m praying daily for all of us.