If you believe the idiot box, newspapers, schools, government and large corporations, it’s commendable to be proud of your black, Native American, Asian or Polynesian heritage – but to be proud of your white heritage is “hate”.
We can take some consolation that it’s still allowed to be proud of your Irish, Italian, Jewish or Russian roots. In other words, subsets of whiteness are still pride-worthy. The same goes for red-haired people, also sometimes called “gingers”. Since 2007, hundreds of redheads have gathers in Breda, Netherlands to celebrate their beautiful locks. The official website gives lots of details, history and suggestions. Notably missing is any explanation why they feel the need to celebrate red hair. Little people also have their own convention and I’ve always assumed this is because they face many challenges and hardships in live. Getting together is a way to give them a sense of community and feel less alone in a tall-peoples’ world.
I’ve read that discrimination against redheads is a real phenomenon in Britain but, as far as I know, it’s not a serious issue in most of the rest of the world – aside from normal discrimination against white people in general. The impression I get, from the Roodharigen website, is not one of solidarity against oppression, but rather one of fun and purely positive feelings.
I wonder if this is a possible prototype we can use for white pride in the future. Of course we should continue to publicize the outrages against whites, but our gatherings should, perhaps, be as fun, happy and carefree as those of the redheads.