Littered on Twitter are comments from white people who admit to feeling the shame of the racism of other white people. That’s convenient. I imagine many ashamed white people committed or stood by during these crimes against humanity in the 17th century up to the present. Their shame did little to undo the persecution, oppression, and savage abuse of power white people wielded down to Black people.
If you believe in God, what will you say when God asks what you did to help Black people who were oppressed and persecuted by the white people in your country? Or what did you do to help Palestinians murdered and homes occupied by Israeli Jews? How did your ancestors benefit from breaking treaties with Native Americans? I guess many white people will respond, “I felt ashamed.”
At that point, I hope God will say I am ashamed of you! You were given the power to do much more, but you chose to be passive and benefit from the abuses.
Don’t feel shame! Use your white power to do your part to counter these crimes against humanity! The universe is watching and knows what you did.