Their internal state is fragile, and it expresses itself as hostility. I love your rethinking the term white "fragility", and that we should consider "white hostility" and other terms as well (Thanks for your link from the "White Flammability" article, I am trying to explicitly find and follow Black women writers, and Medium is slowly learning to add them to my suggestions.). I do think that "fragility" encompasses hostility, flammability, violence and tears as responses from different White people by gender and power.

I stop to miau to cats.

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