Why are Black pride, gay pride and Asian pride all viewed positively but white pride is viewed negatively?
Because “White pride” is shorthand for white supremacism, whereas “Black pride” is not shorthand for black supremacism (and Gay pride doesn’t mean gay supremacism, etc.). When members of historically abused groups work together for mutual empowerment against oppression, they conventionally make references to “taking pride” in their group and name their efforts “(insert name of historically oppressed group) pride.” White supremacists have attempted to steal the “pride” label to claim equivalency to the other groups in a bid toward gaining public legitimacy, but the equivalency is false and the claim is dishonest, given that the animating purpose of white supremacists is to suppress, separate from, ban, kill, deport, etc., groups they regard as inferior to themselves. This is not true of other “pride” groups. White supremacists have similarly attempted to adopt the term “white genocide” to construct a phony equivalence with Jewish people, and “White Lives Matter” to undermine the credibility of the Black Lives Matter movement. These linguistic manipulations are particularly insidious because they appear superficially to have some merit to those easily manipulated or lacking in media literacy or critical thinking skills.
It is unfortunate that you feel troubled by not being able to take pride in your “ethnic heritage,” but this is perhaps a small price to pay given that your skin color offers you, and has offered your ancestors, many benefits that members of other races don’t have or have had to fight hard to obtain.
“Eidswick (The Language of Bears, 2017) portrays his protagonist with great depth; Strait is a stoical combination of grit and emotional vulnerability. In addition, the author artfully raises provocative questions about the fraught relationship between race and institutional power. Finally, there’s plenty of gripping action here, cinematically depicted.” – Kirkus Reviews