“White Tears” is phrase to describe what happens when certain types of White people either complain about a nonexistent racial injustice or are upset by a non-White person’s success at the expense of a White person. It encompasses (and makes fun of) the performative struggle to acknowledge the existence of White privilege, and the reality that it aint always gonna go unchecked.
How is this not just straight racism? If the situation was “Green Tears” or “Chartruse Tears” and then the person said “only a certain kind of person who has Polka-Dotted skin, we’d rightly call them a racist…. GAH!