White person or white-identified person: Can you hear the word, "invasion?" After all, that is what it was no matter how it gets omitted from, or distorted in, our children's public school history textbooks. The genocide of native people—and with the use of this word—also has to be acknowledged even if our country has yet to own up to this. On whose land are we on? There is never an instance in which we are not on native land.
It's certainly progress, but terribly shameful that it was less than two months ago that the Texas State Board of Education voted on changes to the state's curriculum requiring the teaching of slavery as the primary rationale for the Civil War. Previously, the grand narrative was soft-pedaled with the order running from sectionalism to state's rights, and then finally, to slavery when it actually runs in the opposite direction—from slavery to sectionalism and state's rights.
This revised, factual curriculum is barely going into effect next fall in 2019 which means that we've not only been systematically mis-educating our youth on this for forever and a day (or giving mostly-white, teachers permission to do so), but also appeasing white fragility, guilt, and narrative power to the point that few, if any, whites on the SBOE ever took it upon themselves to champion this cause.
Hence, the importance of white fragility. Read on.
Also read: DAUGHERTY, O. (2016). Texas history curriculum to emphasize that slavery played 'central role' in Civil War, The Hill