A way I’ve always felt
Look, you don’t have to feel guilty for being white! You can’t help it, you were just born that way. BUT, what you need to consider is that these actions that predate your birth still impact the present and that as a white person you benefit from them in all sorts of institutional ways that POC don’t, and that POC are actively harmed by. It’s not about feeling bad cuz you’re white, it’s about changing the playing field so that everyone can benefit from the privileges you already have.