Very good article…though I’m afraid its conclusions are rather unsurprising to almost anyone. I’m one of those uncommon whites who supports reparations, btw.
Would I give up my ‘whiteness’? I honestly don’t know — but here’s something to consider: look at people who are in their 40’s or 50’s — regular middle- or lower-class people, no Hollywood stars — and you might start noticing that we whites tend to look a lot older, a lot sooner compared to nonwhites. My wife’s Asian and several months older than me (I’m 56), and she looks easily 15–20 younger than I do.
This may not sound like a big deal to you, but when you get older, it does begin to mean something. However, I don’t think this would have changed the answers you received much at all, for the older we get, the more we tend to be content with what we are.