What I saw over the Royal Wedding was the joy of black people at their cultural symbols being accepted and not frowned upon. It opened a window into how they must have felt earlier — knowing that in a society where they are the unofficial lower class, looks that typify their group are mocked and dismissed. Even more so, it was their capacity for joy at simpler things that other groups of the world takes for granted. As another twitter memorably wrote, the reason why black people celebrated small things, is because at this time in history they are just happy for their children to graduate, to reach high school, to gain accolades in whatever form, to still be alive. That the black community still feels that rush of relief is a telling indictment of society’s history, and of how low their own expectations are.