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.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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