During the class discussion I realized that part of the reason why the idea of turning everyone white made me so uncomfortable was because not just skin was being changed. People also had to learn to fit into white society and in order to do this they gave up many of their own practices. Max makes a note of this after first having gotten the procedure done by nothing that the white dancing was not the same. This means that an entire culture is going to be erased from the world and that for the most part no one will even care. Sure there might be pockets of people who retain their way of life but those pockets would get smaller and smaller until they would eventually have to go underground. This could lead to a strange world where there is some kind of underground resistance against the white people who have basically taken over their world purely through their sense of superiority. This would be due to the fact that Black No More Inc. would soon expand to cover the world and whiten people who are all different races. Anything that was not the Nordic ideal would be seen as strange and after a time there would just be one group of people who all look similar and have a very narrow set of views and interests. This sense of everything being the same is just creepy and unsettling but luckily the novel did not go down that path instead it ended in a circle with white being bad and turning everything previous on its head.
Schuyler, George. Black No More. New York: Random House, 1999. Print.