This woman’s response is so common that it’s become a national embarrassment. Instead of digging into her past and studying her own profound advantage, she acts as if acknowledging the equality of Black women is a favor.
She and other white women can do themselves a big favor: start examining your own motives and ask why you are so deeply invested in ‘helping’ others when you are the ones who need the help. Get together with other white women and ask each other why you seem to have no difficulty keeping your foot on a Black women’s neck while insisting that white men don’t do it to you.
Hypocrisy is the problem of the hypocrite, not the victim. I’d like to see white women get together and discuss their own proclivities towards cognitive denial and hypocrisy rather than framing their self-deception as a form of ‘help.’
No wonder Black women need their own spaces.