White people in a non Euro centric history class
they don’t know because they don’t get taught. this is why young white people are often racist
however, it doesn’t excuse adult white people from being racist. they have google. they can learn better, they just refuse to
they ARE being taught, just through a lens of whiteness. it’s “discovering” instead of “invading” and so on… the language is a huge problem. but either way, students are learning that white people showed up, nonwhite people were already there…. now those people are almost gone. it’s just a matter of if they can think critically and see the problem no matter how it’s phrased
It really doesn’t matter what white people think. Most of them will defend whiteness no matter what, it’s their ingrained, lifelong-conditioned self-interest and that’s what they’re gonna fight for regardless, so any energy given to explaining anything to white people or winning them over is a waste of time. All that matters is defeating whiteness, giving white people no choice in the matter. That’s how the world works and that’s the only way white supremacism will be dismantled. Some sensible white people will come along with what’s right, some won’t, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is people of color, getting organized and making things happen without white consent or interference, remaking the world order according to a renewed vision of a POC-centric world.