Dear, Dear, Rebecca. I can't pretend to know how you feel. I am a white woman raised by anti racist parents and I'm 67. They were before their time.
Thank the Lord.
What bothers me about the story ( a finely written story) is that we all can't play the "celebrity" card and have a "happy ever after" ending on a private jet. The privilege of money, and knowing the right people, has always been a thorn in my side.
As you are well aware, only about 1% of the population has this honor and privilege.
I am definitely not one of them.
So, when ugly racism incidents turn up ....what luck if you are Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong'o, or Tiffany Haddish.
This is not our world.
It is theirs.
You would be waiting 2 days while your auntie passed away without you being there.
Unless you are a big celebrity and I'm not aware.
You may not even have been given that great deal. They may have told you a WEEK before you could get another flight. Unless you could dial up Meghan Markle to get you a flight on her private jet.
What I am trying to say, in a roundabout, boring way, (so sorry) is that was not a win against racism for black women. Those same dumbass folks that spewed racism on Tiffany will be waiting to spew it on you if you decide to go to Eritrea.
Then, who you gonna call?
And you have some pretty insensitive white friends. Just my opinion. I'm just a non-racist nobody who has enjoyed your writing.