“why can’t I be proud of my heritage?”
going to cultural fairs is being proud of your heritage. making traditional food is being proud of your heritage. learning a new language is being proud of your heritage. wearing traditional dress is being proud of your heritage.
white supremacy is not “being proud of your heritage”
No one gets mad at a white person that says
“Im really proud of my dutch ancestry!” or “I love being swedish we have the best food lol!” or “ Its so cool that im irish i didn’t even know!”
The phrases “white pride” and “white power” have nothing to do with the history or culture of groups that just happen to also be white. They are trademarked terms from white supremacist groups. The pride is in being white: the percieved superior race. There is no excuse to use that choice of words when what you really mean is you love spending summers in england because your great great uncle was a duke or whatever. If you use phrases like that in 2016, you know exactly what you are implying.