Few people today deny racism exists in society, particularly in the United States where I live. Yet, most people will say they don’t have a racist bone in their body. From a literal point of view, they are correct since self or otherwise identified white people and “the ‘white race’ is not rooted in nature nor innate.” From a societal or socially constructed point of view, however, they are incorrect.
It is important to understand, the single factor that led to and continues to make racism possible is the fundamental basis upon which the term white people was founded. That is, it being viewed and understood to be a separate and distinct group of people. If people were willing to set aside the misguided scientific and socially engrained thought that a group of people, based on mental capacity, skin color or any other physical characteristic or condition can be separated and delineated into categories referred to as race, racism would not have meaning or relevance. Will people continue to be bias towards others for various reasons including differences in people's skin color? Perhaps, but that would be bias not racism. Racism has taken on an entirely different and far more insidious connotation.
“The British elite invented the term white people in colonial law as a means to separate themselves from the working class.” People named, called or otherwise referred to as "white people did not exist on planet earth until 1681” when the law was enacted. Further, the term has never been defined in law. Yet, the prevailing and seemingly forever sustaining narrative that white people actually exist remains deeply fixed in the minds, relationships, institutions and structures to which superiority, privilege and power have been and continues to be assumed and asserted based on the color of one's skin.
I am making the only rational anti-racism argument I can muster to dismantle racism. It is to disavow white identity, and “calling out” the absurdity of a group of humans called and understood to be white people.
“Our very humanity is on the line”
This thesis is based entirely on my experience and Dr. Jacqueline Battalora’s, Ph.D. book, Birth of a White Nation, 2013 whom I have quoted. She summarizes her research findings on YouTube at the following link. https://youtu.be/riVAuC0dnP4