Newsflash: No white person living today is at all and by no stretch of the imagination responsible for slavery or colonialism. But it’s incredibly popular to place the blame for actions committed by dead white people on white people today. Unfortunately, popularity doesn’t mean shit when it comes to measuring the validity of an idea. In fact, we need only look at where these ideas are coming from to get a sense of the motives behind it.
Evangelical, spoiled, entitled, and privileged people of color and their self-flagellating white knights convinced their soft science rhetoric has any bearing on reality. Some of the more outspoken even demand reparations they don’t deserve or need, citing the per capita and trust checks the Native Americans receive as justification, ignorant that those checks come from independent enterprises established by the Natives. (But with such ignorant people, can you really expect them to know anything not centered solely upon them?)
The sins of your father argument doesn’t stand, either logically or morally. These people haven’t suffered under the yoke of slavery, but they demand to be treated as if they have.
I claim no responsibility for the actions of my ancestors, and I will not have their actions foisted upon me by brainless ideologues seeking to satisfy their emotional vendettas. My race, my skin color does not define me, who I am, or what I stand for. I understand that for some people, it does, but I pity those shallow armchair intellectuals whose thinking literally only goes skin deep.