Yes, We Have A Culture


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White culture is any cultural tradition practiced by ethnically European people. European people share an over arching theme to their culture the same way Asian or African people do. For example, all European people share a root language, an ancestry, a similar religious background (both pagan and Christian), similar holidays, seasonal observations, food, ethnic dress, etc. 

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So, for example, Christmas traditions, whether you’re in Poland, Australia, New Jersey or Spain are going to be very similar whereas you won’t find anything like Christmas in the native Asian or African populations. Those Asians and Africans that celebrate Christmas have adopted it from a European culture. 

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Similarly Asian people, whether they be in San Francisco, Japan, or China also share a root language, similar faith, similar holidays, seasonal observations, family traditions, values, etc. The same can be said of Arab culture, Black/Africa culture, etc. 

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Within racial groups our cultures are more similar to each other than they are to other peoples. So Poland and England have more similarities than Poland and China for example. There’s an over arching theme.

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 If you think about it we don’t question this over arching cultural theme for any other population. We accept the Black history museum. We don’t say “Well, you can have a Zimbabwe museum or a Congo museum but not a black museum. ” We accept the concept of “Asian art.” We don’t say, “Well, you can have Japanese art or Thai art but there is no Asian art.” 

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Some people don’t like the idea of saying “white” culture because “white” is so often used as a pejorative such as “white trash” or “white power.” My use of “white culture” was an attempt to reclaim the term for the positive. You can read more about that here

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People who hate whites have no problem defining who is white and what is white culture. 

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The term “white” is only questioned and ridiculed when someone tries to use it positively such as saying white people do have a culture or that whites have (and do) contribute to American society positively. If you truly want diversity, all cultures on earth, all of God’s children, must be loved and treasured, including the whites ones. 

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Whether you say white culture, western culture, or European culture -it is the same- it is the culture of ethnically European peoples and it is morally wrong to deny one race the promotion and adoration of their heritage and culture in particular. 

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***update***

A rebuttal to common arguments.

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We say black culture because blacks were slaves who don’t know exactly where they come from and hence can’t celebrate their distinct culture.

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False.

 1. Most whites don’t know their family background anymore than blacks do. 2. DNA tests are now available to anyone. 3. Whites (indeed all races) have been enslaved, all across the world at various times. The word slavery comes from the word “Slav” which comes from the time that African moors raped and enslaved half the population of Europe (which lasted 1000 years). Also your argument only applies to black Americans yet we accept that black culture exists for Africans too we also accept the concepts of Jewish culture, Arab culture, Asian culture, etc. Asian people weren’t brought here as slaves yet we still allow them to have Asian culture.

Polynesian islands each have a distinct culture yet we still have a Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii. They were also never slaves. Their individual cultures are all still intact yet we allow them the overarching cultural theme that is allowed every single race except for white Europeans

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