Things I have learned from #katemiddletonsuccessstory saga
1. White Fragility
2. the length people will go to justify racism, other-ing others who don't look like them
3. Black people suffering apologist syndrome
let us start with White Fragility Syndrome
She talks about "The idea of "blackness" has always been necessary to supporting the idea of "whiteness" and its superiority....whites divorce themselves from negative feelings and project these feelings onto blacks. "
In her book"White Fragility," DiAngelo discusses adverse racism( NOT REVERSE RACISM):
a manifestation of racism that well intentioned people who see themselves as educated and progressive are more likely to rationalize racism and it is a necessary evil
Those folks will be the first one to claim well "White folks support Meghan too." Or "what do you mean Melanated Queens" why not all the "queens". T
as Kelly Baker said
[D]o you want to look like a better person, or do you want to be a better person?”
Calling out injustice is different from hating
#katemiddletonsucessstory to me was more about dismantling the idea of white superiority.