Welcome to the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge! Throughout the 28 days of February, my posts will not (necessarily) be about HR, Leadership or Management topics.
White Privilege is real.
And it is apparently a very delicate thing.
So delicate, in fact, that the term “White Fragility” was coined by a sociologist as a legit disorder about 10 years ago.
It is defined as the state in which a minimum amount of stress caused by racial discomfort becomes intolerable and triggers defensiveness which continues until racial equilibrium is reinstated. Racial equilibrium is any social environment that protects and insulates White people from race-based stress and fulfills the expectation of comfort afforded to them by White Privilege.
Black humor is also real.
So real, in fact, that we will make fun of just about anything. The most difficult and hurtful things. The most precious and sacred things. We laugh to keep from crying — or lashing out.
We gamified our humor through a term we call “playing the dozens”. The Dozens is played by two or more people insulting each other until someone gives up. The most commonly known form is“Yo Momma” jokes.
Well, I think White Fragility is joke. So I’m going to play the dozens with it for the rest of this post. Here goes …
Tune in tomorrow for Day 27 – Black Owned Businesses We Love