Any group , or individual, not recognized as white, preferably Northern European, has been and continues to be considered "less good and less American" than white (Northern European Protestant) folk. Somehow, between my family and my schooling, I learned otherwise, slowly and carefully. And I remain stunned every time I find myself "doing it" and I have to struggle to keep my anti-racist canoe from dumping me into the rapids of white privilege. "Other than white" people not only have families, they are like ours and feel and worry about them the same way we feel and worry about ours, and their homes may be in different places but have the same furnishings as ours. And it is so different because we created and sustain additional worries for them. All of them. All the time. It is our responsibility to learn, work it out in and of ourselves individually, and educate and work it out societally. We need to recognize how we are all alike, appreciate how we are different, and learn to share. Diplomacy? Religion? Philosophy? Legislation? All.
The blue-eye blown eye experiment always makes me sick sick sick. Too easy to turn awful.