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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
2. In the Book "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo

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. "
3. "In 2011, DiAngelo coined the term “white fragility” to describe the disbelieving defensiveness that white people exhibit when their ideas about race and racism are challenged—and particularly when they feel implicated in white supremacy."
4. DiAngelo said "If we cannot discuss these dynamics or see ourselves within them, we cannot stop participating in racism. The good/bad binary made it effectively impossible for the average white person to understand— much less interrupt— racism"
5. The Sun Newspaper has published several racial filled epithets articles about Blacks and Brown immigrants, that has never been enough for a lot of folks to call for a boycott. Why? Because White folks will never experience racism. (Period). So many are incapable of empathize
6. Anyone can empathize with having a newspaper using a family tragedy for profits. Anyone can sympathize with a person being forced to come out as HIV positive (It is not a Black, White or Brown thing), but not every can understand the true impact of racism.
7. We have an empathy problem. Those white folks coming out feeling sorry for poor #katemiddletonsuccessstory, but gloat when the media vilify, demonize #DuchessMeghan is because they can never truly sympathize with a person who is NOT white. T
8. Those White folks against #katemiddletonsucessstory see their whiteness as superior and as such, it should never been questioned, challenged or criticized. They convinced themselves their hatred for #DuchessMeghan stems from something else other than the fact she is not White
9. For Example

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
10. Speaking of "adverse racism," have come across so many in the #SussexSquad Fandom.

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
11. "Adverse racist" feel entitled. whenever they do something that benefits Nonwhite folks. As soon as you leave them out of your praises, they feel offended. Because they see themselves as doing Blacks a favor. See certain folks reaction to #katemiddletonsucessstory hashtag
12. Talking about Black folks not wanting to disrupt the peace and as such denouncing the hashtag #katemiddletonsucessstory
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
13. When I participated in that #katemiddletonsucessstory hashtag saga, it was not because I hate her. In fact, I feel nothing toward her. I made a decision to fight against something that has been used as a weapon against #duchessMeghan that was intended to benefit Kate
14. I agreed with Ms. Baker "Being more concerned about how we appear is not the path to justice and equality. Dismantling white supremacy requires all of our efforts, big and small."

#katemiddletonsucessstory to me was more about dismantling the idea of white superiority.
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