For the record;
WE DON'T WANT YOU TO FEEL GUILTY!!!
I hereby absolve each and every white person who reads this and is not a racist of all forms of white guilt. My experience has been that MOST white people are NOT racist.
There's no logical reason for you to feel guilty over something that you had no control over.
Besides, what good does the guilt do, anyway? Does it open dialogue? Does it help solve poverty in America, heal black families, get guns out of the inner cities?
So, instead let's work together on ISSUES!!!
All we want is the acknowledgement that we have had a different history than you, and that we have had a difficult experience. That's all. Just sympathetic. Not reactive guilt.
Guilt is not productive. Let's just move on.
But at the same time, just know that though YOU may not be racist, that we still encounter it and struggle with our own feelings of shame and inadequacy (and yes, sometimes anger, too).
NO MORE WHITE GUILT!!!