Along the same lines, one of the main issues with white “pride” groups, or “white lives matter” groups or what have you is that they don’t seem to get the point of the equivalent black groups either. Well, okay, some of them (the leaders, usually) do get the point and are being racist assholes about it and others seem to be just not paying attention as to what these groups really are about. I’m not going to say which percentage is racist vs. clueless as I’m not sure that can be determined.
Too many people (I’m giving them the “clueless” benefit of the doubt here for the sake of discussion – racist assholes don’t need any thing more said about them) don’t seem to get that “Black Lives Matter” isn’t about saying that black lives matter more than other lives, it’s saying that “we’re tired of innocent/non-violent black people being killed by cops who then get away with it.” I once saw an argument that a better name for the movement would be something like “Black Lives Matter Too,” as that would possibly blunt any so-called reverse racism accusations against the movement, but that ship has already sailed.
Another interesting note with respect to “pride” movements is that there are already more benign “pride” movements that white people can belong to. I mean throughout the country you’ll find Italian pride groups, Irish pride groups, German pride groups, etc., where people can celebrate and be proud of their respective ethnicities in benign ways (food festivals, parades, block parties, etc.). Black people, by and large, don’t have that luxury due to slavery. You don’t see any “Zulu pride” groups or “Igbo pride” groups (to name a couple of African ethnic groups) or anything else like that because most African Americans can’t trace their ancestries back to Africa the way most white people can. The only “ethnicity” they really have is “Black,” AKA “African American,” and that’s all they can really celebrate.
Nowadays, even with DNA testing being able to determine which part of Africa someone’s ancestors may come from (LeVar Burton, for example, was able to trace his to modern day Nigeria), slavery has so culturally divorced them from their ancestors that, again, it’s not like the direct ties a lot of white people have to their ancestral homelands and cultures.