white people seem to have this misguided notion that all historical events exist in a vacuum and that historical events are isolated incidents that have no bearing on society today, and it promotes this culture of white people in today’s society thinking that they’re free from the repercussions of their ancestors’ actions while PoC are still paying for those same exact actions
You are still benefitting from your ancestors’ actions. Society is a direct reflection of the results of colonialism and white supremacy that gripped the world literally less than 50 years ago. My fucking grandparents were alive before the brits were forced out of India. How the fuck are you going to walk in here and tell me that things that affected my grandparents have absolutely no bearing on my life.
Britain is currently the “great power” that it is because it stole its wealth from its colonies. You have the exploited citizens of South Asian countries and the dozens of other colonies that the brits held to thank for the luxuries that you currently enjoy as a citizen of England. Hell your fucking queen still wears stolen jewels on her unwashed, racist head. If you think these historical precedents have absolutely no bearing on the way that South Asians are currently treated in and by Britain, then you are deluding yourself.
South Asians still face severe discrimination in Britain because of these ideologies that colonialism engendered in its people decades ago. South Asian people around the world are still feeling the effects of colonialism. For me personally, colonialism still affects my life because it forced my great grandparents out of india and to the colonies which leaves me with a severe identity crisis to this day. So how the fuck are you gonna come in here and try to separate modern british culture from the atrocities that they committed less than 70 years ago when it still affects the daily life of every South Asian person.
Are you really so selfish that you’re going to refute all of these things just so you can wear a bindi without feeling any remorse? Nah, man. You have no idea what it is that your ancestors did to us and how those actions still affect us today. If we have to live with the results of your ancestors’ actions, then so should you.