My Fellow White Americans: Are We About Blood Identity — or America’s Ideals?

Carla Seaquist
4 min readAug 12, 2019

Enough! Yet another white supremacist carries out yet another bloody massacre — this time targeting Hispanics — in El Paso, Texas, leaving 22 dead.

To stanch this deadly trend, a trend fueled by our president’s racist and hate-filled rhetoric, it is past time for the white supremacist’s diametric opposite — the white American of conscience — to step up and act. I offer this resolution:

Whereas: Donald Trump denigrates human beings whose skin is not white, calling them criminals, animals, and aliens and likening them to an infestation and invasion;

Whereas: Such denigration works insidiously to dehumanize non-white human beings, rendering them as lesser and not human and not American, thus justifying their subordination, deportation, murder;

Whereas: This dehumanization of non-white human beings is pre-eminently the agenda of the white supremacist, whose agenda Trump has championed, first with dog whistles and now with explicit racist appeals;

Whereas: White supremacists, decrying infestation and invasion, have carried out massacres in Charleston (in the former administration, killing blacks) and, in the Trump era, in Pittsburgh (killing Jews) and now El Paso (killing Hispanics);

And whereas: White supremacists, post-9/11, express virulent hatred of Muslims;



Carla Seaquist

Our times examined via politics, culture, morality. Author, "Can America Save Itself from Decline?" (Vol. II). Playwright. Fmr. HuffPost.