Ive never said that Im the most oppressed person.
But when it comes to racism, particularly in the USA, Europe & Latin America...I'm going to center ppl who are dealing with the worst treatment bc of racism.
that means BP
that particularly means dark skinned BW
If that incites you to call me a racist (aka reverse racist) or
colonizer or plantation runner or anything like that, esp to white folks who maybe dont know abt race like some of us, then have fun centering ppl w the privilege
Bc centering folks w privilege in a racial (& gender discourse) frankly isn't my calling.
How ppl can liken the work i do to hurting ppl for the sake of it, and calling me a racist and other violent terms while protecting ppl literally w more privilege (racially) than me is ...idk, confounding.
imagine protecting the rich ppl feels whilst talking about classism and capitalism
IDK how that works.
and i see that as performative for the white gaze but thats just my opinion
I should make an amendment that Indigenous ppl are becoming landless as per usual and AfroLatines are only now in the last few some odd yrs REALLY being a part of the conversation of latinidad in a significant way where theyre not erased as they once were.
i cant make a space safe for them if i center ppl with privilege.
that to me is not good.
you want to be mad bc i am calling out antiblkness? ok. is something you think/believe antiblk & thats why youre mad at me? fix it then
I think sometimes we get uncomfortable when there's a call out on something that we quickly realize, 'fuck...i perpetuate that'
this happens alot but its not for others to solve. i have a lot of internalized femmephobia but that is not for a friend to solve, thats for me to work through. that shit is hard as fuck.
lashing out at me bc i'm calling out racial hierarchies & how they permeate in social media isnt gonna change the game. The mirror is still there
You're relying on calling me violent names that directly relate to Blackness. that in it of itself is antiblack so.
I'm relying on facts and history.
I would be willing to work thru things but ppl lie thru their teeth and I gotta see that shit all day and I get in my feelings bc I am a person.
anyways, stop calling me names pls and deal w facts. ta
re: Race + Meta
@ArtistMarciaX White ppl be thinking "racism = prejudice against whites".
Yeah, point to me when whites have been enslaved, dehumanized, and the target or victim of genocide. I'll be waiting.
I never take those over-privileged and self-deluded fools seriously when they talk about racism.
re: Race + Meta
@ArtistMarciaX These are the same ppl that when they get called out for their racist bullshit, they retort, "No, I'm not. You are!"
Stay classy with that projection, chief.
re: Race + Meta
there's lots of projection and an unchecked expectation of asking, esp BW, to sort out other ppls racial anxieties or placate them.
its emotional labor that BW don't owe anyone. and the harm isn't different when a nb-poc does it, its just often we see mostly white folks doing it to us.
re: Race + Meta
@Amuro_Rei there's also a lot of 'what about isms'
what about ____
what about em? theyre having their own convo, let them!
again, expectation of some kind of labor or work
staying in my lane is not throwing others under the bus lol
@ArtistMarciaX good comparison with the classism bit, hopefully that can hit home nicely for anyone that needed to read it
@Shrigglepuss i hope so
i mean..imagine worrying about bezos in your anti capitalist praxis
@ArtistMarciaX for sure, same energy though
But it's not just your opinion,it's a fact.
By focusing on whites an keeping them at the center of everything means that injustices are being committed and the long genocide is being supported.
In reality, we will live in a post racial society when whites have gone through the worst genocide that they have ever committed, but committed against them.
Until that day, whites will be oppressors, destroyers of - 1/3
@ArtistMarciaX I've noticed from the beginning one of our most controversial points is that we protect Black folks.
Of all the things we do, that's the single aspect that draws the absolute most hate and derision.
That's funny to me. REAL FUNNY.
@Are0h and throwing lesser marginalized folks under the bus isn't the same as centering blk folks
which i wish ppl would clock
@ArtistMarciaX Nope, it's not.
But folks would rather dance than do the work.
Ha, and we know why that is the... preferable option to many.
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