The last post I wrote here pointed to an article on the challenges facing the black community around debt — but here is a piece by Eula Bliss that seems even more pertinent and pointed to me, noting what white debt is in this country we live in:
What is the condition of white life? We are moral debtors who act as material creditors. Our banks make bad loans. Our police, like Nietzsche’s creditors, act out their power on black bodies. And, as I see in my own language, we confuse whiteness with ownership. For most of us, the police aren’t ‘‘ours’’ any more than the banks are. When we buy into whiteness, we entertain the delusion that we’re business partners with power, not its minions. And we forget our debt to ourselves.