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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

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@haskal I just genuinely lack the mental fortitude to involve myself in these things, especially as frequent as they are

@luna @haskal

by being a mannequin you may lead to a BIPOC who also lacks the mental fortitude to have to experience and become involved in it instead because they cannot just,, not involve themselves in racism.

@viomi @luna @haskal Well we can't stop everything, though.

It's not Your Fault Personally if some racist somewhere in the world does racist stuff.

@viomi @luna @haskal And I mean, of course we should do what we can!

But that means, what we /can/.

And some people can't.

And that's okay.

@IceWolf @luna @haskal

What people can't care enough about BIPOC to stand up for them when they witness racism, and why is that okay?

@viomi @luna @haskal ...wait, is there some big chunk of context I'm missing? Huh.

I figured this was a generalized "you must do anti-racist stuff or You're Bad".

@IceWolf @luna @haskal

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.

@viomi @luna @haskal Okay, we've heard some about the Mint thing. Didn't know this conversation was about responding to racism when you /see/ it – that's definitely a bit different than having to actively dive in when there's nothing going on nearby.

@IceWolf @luna @haskal

What would you be diving into if you didn't see anything? What do you mean?

@viomi @luna @haskal I thought the original post here was saying something along the lines of "you need to actively go /seek out/ racists and report them or you're Not Doing Your Duty" or something.

I'm not quite sure why. Probably the "there is no just hanging out you need to be anti-racist".

@IceWolf @luna @haskal

Um. Well yes. Until BIPOC aren't getting killed in the streets and we don't live in a systemically racist society.. You do get to actively seek out racism and try to remove it from your communities.

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