people feel uncomfortable and angry about this because it’s true. They mean white as in this white “culture,” people who do not associate with any ethnic background other than “white.” It’s a crutch for them. “Whiteness” goes farther than skintone. It’s a “heritage” and entitlement conceived by decades of privilege, absent of even the slightest hint of oppression or prejudice. It’s about saying “I understand” when really, in your lifetime, you will never truly understand what another person who has come from a place where any form of oppression has existed.