Currently laughing my ass off about how folks are all BLM while boosting instances that PV has said REPEATEDLY are hubs of antiblack behavior and create conflict with us for no fucking reason other than racism.
Y'all are funny, man.
Boosting Black creators we like is cool and all but there still isn't any real effort around actually dealing with underlying reason why Black folks don't feel comfortable in this space.
Yo, everyone knows where the bodies are and where campaigns against Black folks are coming from but there is a vested interest in appearing friendly while enabling anti blackness to continue behind the scenes.
Until folks get real about dealing with that, all of this boosting of Black folks is irrelevant.
You know which ones of your friends are racists behind closed doors.
You know which one of your buddies starts shit with Black folks because the enjoy causing chaos but has all the right terms and language in their bios.
Y'all know how these people are.
Until that shit is brought to light, the fedi will maintain its reputation for being anti black no matter how many links to indie hip hop artist one posts.
Until that happens, I'm not interested.
@Are0h you really do see this shit as a white-passing person you know. White people have trouble making conclusions about people who are racist and have shitty character because of bullshit like "well they've always been nice to me" and like NO SHIT YOU'RE FUCKING WHITE THAT'S THE POINT. And then they say nothing in private spaces when these racist shitheads slip in casual racism.
Say it with me white people: "It is not enough that I am not racist, but I have to be actively anti-racist".
@thufie Quite a few people on the fedi are straight up lying right now to save face.
It's popular to say your against racism because folks like to believe the fedi is a progressive place.
But it's not. The fact so many Black people have came and left drive home the point at how racist this space really is.
WHEW @thufie I have seen some really interesting takes in the last week, but this is probably one of the richest. Considering you are a person who defended a racist stalker of mine, talked about how they were nice to you and how we went about it the wrong way, and then apologized to your followers for defending said stalker... instead of the person that was harassed and further castigated. That person is me.
@ArtistMarciaX if I did something wrong tell me exactly what I can do to make it up to you because lately I'm trying to make a lot of shit I've done in the past right again.
@ArtistMarciaX I mean it.
@thufie There's nothing really, there's been a culture of deflecting antiblackness on here to the point where the damage is done. It's been cultivated to perfection.
I'm just shocked you even responded, the bar is beneath the foundation, shit's not even on the floor.
@thufie I just hope the next time a Blk person defends themselves on here, you will respond to it w time & care the way you expect it for yourself, instead of dismissing them bc "white people have trouble making conclusions about people who are racist and have shitty character because of bullshit like "well they've always been nice to me" "
@ArtistMarciaX I've been wayy too forgiving and patient with my judgement towards certain types of people on here and the fucking koyu thing made that clear as day to me. I'm not taking bullshit, transparent excuses anymore.
Hey @freakazoid I see you boosting this, but I lack context to understand. Do you know which instances he's talking about? Is there like a list?
@fool I'm not aware of such a list, but his point isn't that people are boosting posts from instances he doesn't like, but that people can't even be bothered to pay attention to the kind of behavior a given instance tolerates.
A lot of instances, for example toot.cafe, do publish the list of instances they block along with the reasons, usually linked from their about page. A lot of people on here also boost reports of instances refusing to take action against harassment, racism, etc.
@freakazoid My usage habits have been such that I never look at any instance's public timeline, not even my own's, and for that reason I expect that I have probably unknowingly boosted posts from instances known to harbor bad actors.
I would prefer to do the right thing here, and I think I will be more successful if a change in my behavior can be accompanied with a technological aid like an instance block list.
@fool Well, outsourcing that responsibility also has some drawbacks. There was Randi Harper's shared Twitter blocklist that turned out to also contain every trans person who'd ever called her out for transphobia, for example.
Personally I keep my account locked and check out people's timeline before accepting follows and before following them, as well as the public timeline and about page of their instance and the profile of its admin(s) if it's one I haven't seen a lot.
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