To be clear, in this context, I don’t mean white supremacy like people organized and calling for white supremacy. I quoted it just the way this other woman said it, and how I understand her words is people seen by the culture as white all benefit from white privilege just because of living in a white supremacist culture. Regardless of any individual’s feelings about race, American culture itself is white supremacist — it unequally benefits whites.
So, yes, these nationalities used to be thought of as distinct cultures in the US as well, and as I understand it, there was racism in the US against a lot of European ethnicities that has faded as those cultures have been assimilated in the idea of whiteness.
Yeah, it’s a lot to think about. I’m still thinking about it too.