Sailing isn't just about showing off. It is also a great way to connect with nature and to learn to appreciate the power and beauty of the ocean.The Cicada wrote: 3) I can understand the concept of going to great lengths to acquire a fortune and capture womenfolk, but I can't envision anyone sailing as a recreational activity.
It is a beautiful thing to pull your mainsail sheet (the rope connected to your main sail) in tight and feel the increase in speed as your boat leans farther over and glides over the waves. But, alas, I no longer live near the ocean, so I haven't sailed in many years.
I guess my point with all this is to point out that there are certain tastes and preferences which are more typical of white people than black people in the US. So these tastes and preferences are one component of "whiteness."
However, poor, uneducated whites have less of a "white privilege" than many of the social activists claim they do. Yes, a poor white guy is less likely to get shot by white police officers than a poor black guy is, but beyond that, poor whites have few advantages and have many problems associated with poverty. The rich, liberal white Americans general despise the poor white Americans and want nothing to do with them. So white Americans aren't even close to being one big unified tribe at all.