It’s not just Teh Gheys who like to engage in victimhood cosplay and wear the mantle of African-Americans; white women from well-off families also play that game. It has also provoked a sort of backlash within the Twitterverse.
“Everything is like slavery. Except slavery. Get it over it already.” #WhiteFeministRants
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) February 1, 2014
You’re oppressing & scaring me by disagreeing with my opinion about what I think is best for your community #WhiteFeministRants
— IAMCLB (@IAMCLB) February 1, 2014
#WhiteFeministRants “I went into a Black community to do charity work & they didn’t have a Starbucks & suddenly I knew how the slavery felt”
— Camara Throws Shade (@Pundit_AcadEMIC) January 31, 2014
This sort of victimhood one-upswomanship is one of the odder products of the progressive collectivist mentality. It strikes those of us who identify primarily as individuals not as members of a group as ridiculous; because it is.