Tired of seeing arguments about what racist caricature "offends" who, or racists pointing to cherry-picked individuals with stoic representations of a marginalized group (one such utility to whiteness of tokenization) so as to somehow demonstrate a lack of harm.

Don't center your anti-racism in this pretense of "offense." Center it in the material harm propagated by racist representations. Then you circumvent such, frankly, boring arguments.

Otherization is always a negative cultural phenomenon in the context of a society that places supreme value in whiteness, which otherization expands distance away from. It is in this sense that we can talk about "otherization" as not a thing that "offends" people, but a vector for structural harm.

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