Being white is not the issue. No one is blaming you for the fact that white privilege exists. You didn’t create the system of racial injustice, it was here for centuries before you were born.
But supporting that system today is the issue. Denying it exists is the issue. Staying silent when others are suffering injustice is the issue.
It is time to quit defending ourself against the perception that we are being blamed for white privilege and systemic injustice and instead work so that there will be nothing to be blamed for.
It is not yesterday that we are being asked to take responsibility for, it is today.