White Guilt is actually White Narcissism
Emma Lindsay
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This is a really eye-opening read, thank you. I just wanted to ask you to please think again about using a psychiatric term like ‘narcissism’ as an umbrella term for a general tendency to selfishness, self-centredness or personal image preservation. Narcissism is a serious personality disorder that can wreak havoc on the lives of those target by narcissists as a source of supply — if you use the term to refer to people who are just self-serving or self-interested you make it harder for those suffering from narcissistic abuse (symptoms include CPTSD, long term depression and even suicide) to seek help or be taken seriously by the wider community. The people you describe in this article may be acting out of a desire to preserve their own self-image, even to convince others that they are non-racist, but that doesn’t make them the kind of devastating interpersonal force that is a genuine narcissist. https://afternarcissisticabuse.wordpress.com/2014/06/08/how-the-trauma-of-narcissistic-abuse-changes-our-world-views/

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