if you're a leftist you probably understand how liberals who are complicit and compromising in Conservative Bullshit are basically part of the problem right?
so if you're on this webbed sight right now and you say "i don't wanna deal with 'the drama' i just wanna be gay" etc then seriously fucking check yourself
you're either anti-racist or part of the problem. i don't wanna see this shit on my TL
@haskal I just genuinely lack the mental fortitude to involve myself in these things, especially as frequent as they are
Yes. Mint, a BIPOC, had to leave very recently because someone was using blackface, and all the white people around didn't say or do anything. Mint filed a report, the report got closed, people only stepped in and did something once Mint had left after having to deal with situations like this over and over.
You see, for BIPOC in our community, your "some people can't check racism when they see it" and "for some reason thinking `You must do anti-racist stuff or you're bad` isn't true" ideas mean that they are the ones who have to deal with the racists, because the sea of techie trans girls and middle class white folk here have decided it's not their responsibility as white folk to check racism around them when they see it when it ABSOLUTELY is.
I think instead of slinking off and hiding, you should recognize that you are contributing to racism by not being anti-racist.
It is literally white people's duty right now to actively seek out and remove racism. We can't expect BIPOC to do that themselves?
Like, us going to protests is literally the same thing. It's actively going out to fight racism instead of hiding in your apartment and vibing.
Because I promise being a BIPOC and watching all of the white people around you shun off fighting racism because they feel like they are incapable for some reason and having to fight it all yourself is way fucking harder than going out as a white person and trying to remove racists from your spaces.
There's jumping in when you /see/ someone being racist. That's like jumping in if you see some bad thing happening.
And then there's /actively wading in/ when there's nothing going on around you, /actively looking/ for fights. That's like protesting.
Do we have it right? Which are you talking about?
I'm talking about both. You have to do both those things. You have to actively go out and be looking for racist actors while you're browsing through mastodon. This goes for real life, and everywhere else too. You seek out fascism and remove them. Because WE ARE ANTI-FASCISTS, NOT NEOLIBERALS
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