When I was growing up to be a "white" person meant to be a person of European descent. This is no longer the case.
To be "white," today, means to be a "bad" person, particularly if you tend to be of the manly persuasion.
In contemporary political parlance, "whiteness" is a signifier of racism, oppression, colonialism, imperialism, privilege, sexism, Islamophobia, transphobia, capitalism, and, most particularly, racism.
The irony is delicious.
"Progressives" -- throughout politics and the academe and, even, corporate America -- consider "white" to be a category of ethnic guilt. In the name of "social justice" they are condemning innocent young kids, particularly boys, of some sort of original sin.
They are, in fact, damaging your children and most of you are A-OK with it.
In this way, the "progressive" movement is deeply religious and increasingly medieval. The movement used to be about open-mindedness. Today it is about hysterical dogma. Mario Savio would not recognize it.
It used to be about social libertarianism and freedom of expression. Today it is about ideological conformity and a Puritanical patrolling of the borders of acceptable thought.
What, therefore, is increasingly disturbing to many of us is this association of Ashkenazi Jews with "whiteness."
Throughout Euro and American history when "whiteness" was considered good, Jews were not considered "white." Now that "whiteness" is somehow considered bad, Jews are considered "white."
What is most important, in my opinion, is for those of us of Judean descent to not buy-in to this Euro and American nonsense.
We should not allow them to impose their own historical neuroses around race upon the Judean people, the historically oppressed Jews.