"The white shift out of Philly" (June 2):

A perusal of city records should reveal that the Irish, Polish and Italians were randomly checked off as "race other than white" only four generations ago. This article is really unfair, because it hides that simple fact.

"White" is a phony, mean-spirited claim that people make in order to form an artificial "majority" group. Worse yet, a woman can come from Norway, call herself "white" (which won't mean anything in Norway) and inherit

a history that is not hers, as well as privilege over me and those who look like me. That's why the U.S. is a white supremacist nation. So be fair, please.

Djata Bumpus, Philadelphia