In all, one of the consensus bargains of post civil rights America was that to begin acknowledging white racism and white supremacy as central and defining facts of American history meant that fictions of anti-white "discrimination" and "reverse racism" must also be acknowledged as real. Black justice claims were marginally granted. Manufactured fantasies of white racial disadvantage were part of that bargain.
When a person of color--African-Americans in particular--is a clear victim of white racism the natural defense for many white folks is to suggest that "race doesn't matter" and "such things happen to me too". The first deflection is oriented at invalidating and undermining the humanity and lived experiences of people of color. The second claim is based on a false type of empathy, one with the ultimate goal of trumping our experiences with a smothering blanket of white privilege.
Together, the two scripts generate the following narrative. Black and brown folks are overly sensitive, did not experience what we thought we did, and if some type of white racism was operative, we are exaggerating it somehow and ought to learn how to deal with white people's "logical" and "rational" fears of, and biases towards, us.
As Americans (and others) try to sort out the bizarre verdict in the Michael Dunn-Jordan Davis trial and how "Stand Your Ground Laws" are a de facto license for white folks to shoot and kill black people at will, the strategy of using false empathy as a means of deflecting conversations about white supremacy will be in full play.
Here is one such example. Do you think this is a white racist troll who is developing a new talking point online script? Or is this a sincere person who is unaware of how racist and absurd his supposed story of black "racism" sounds?
I tend towards the former.