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For what it’s worth, it helps to know where the term ‘white race’ came from:

The Invention of the White Race is a groundbreaking analysis of the birth of racism in America. When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no "white" people, nor, according to colonial records, would there be for another sixty years. In his seminal two-volume work, Theodore W. Allen details the creation of the "white race" by the ruling class as a method of social control in response to labor unrest precipitated by Bacon's Rebellion. By distinguishing European Americans from African Americans within the laboring class, white privileges enforced the myth of the white race through the years and has been central to maintaining ruling-class domination over the entire working class.

If you look at Europe today, you’ll see a variety of cultures who celebrate their uniqueness from each other. The French having the same skin color as the English means nothing to either.

And if you look at European history you’ll see the same, only amplified.

There is no white race. It’s too broad a category to ever work. I stopped calling myself white and correct people who use that term on me. Yeah, I’m a lot of fun like that!