It is ridiculous that in today’s society, white people are automatically deemed as “racists” with “privilege,” and are incapable of really being good, decent human beings and American citizens. I thought the goal of Civil Rights and everything that people like MLK Jr. fought for was EQUALITY, not a spreading of prejudice and discrimination to other people. I will not apologize for being white. I will also not excuse how the world used to be, but in doing so, I will recognize that it is primarily no longer that way. I will fight for equality wherever I go, and I will step in whenever I see unjust treatment, no matter the race or gender. But I will not be silent about being treated negatively and excluded from narratives and events simply because of the color of my skin- that’s called racism, and our country is above that. We are above that.