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I compiled a google drive of anti-racism/whiteness readings for my writing course students

cause the best way to teach people to read and think critically is to confront their own shit

A lot of it is from the book We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America by PM Press

This... is a subtoot, in that it's a tangent from something I said in reply to someone, that I'm not going to say @ them, because it's not relevant; it's a tangent.

A lot of time white people learning tolerance is just them learning to keep their mouths shut while the strange people on their margins get assimilated. A simple tolerance of the growing pains of imperialism, nothing more.

That is not a useful thing to learn. It is in fact, very harmful to learn to tolerate the pains of imperialism

someone out there on etsy makes spiked covers for wheelchair push bars and honestly ๐Ÿ’ฏ don't touch a person's wheelchair! ever! only if they ask you pointedly and directly! its part of their person and their agency! until then i'm in love with the concept.

Epistemologically speaking, the West lacks a
transcendent frame of reference to evaluate its truth claims or gauge
its own experience.

โ€”Black religion and the imagination of matter in the Atlantic world

If I had a penny for every time a woman of color came to me talking about being bullied by white women and having to use white men as advocates and shields,

I'd be able to cross that racial wage gap they keep glossing over.

@blkstarseed and like in a convo w my friend earlier, the performance by ppl is ... a manifestation of navel gazing and lookin for a fight to justify either a politic, or put to rest an insecurity and I donโ€™t need to do that.

@blkstarseed bc so often, thereโ€™s no point. Iโ€™m only reaching a fraction of the ppl that truly read what i write. So.

I said a while ago when some colorist shit went down that im not going to give things my energy and be v careful when i do

@blkstarseed and then you have allies who are trying to do the right thing, what ever that happens to be and it often just is paternalism, erasure or putting woc in harms way for the appearance of activism

I mean this isnt new but what i realized is I donโ€™t have to do any of the things i used to back in the day anymore.

I donโ€™t have to fight them lil children fights anymore. I have things to actually do.

I knew that a while ago, its just really good to say out loud.

@blkstarseed well as we know so much of the โ€˜social activismโ€™ of these spaces has totally turned into ppl profiting off those that have been online doing this work for a time, who went thru the trolls, theft, 4channers etc...

They behave in the old behaviors of the internet bc they saw ogโ€™s having to fight off racism, sexism etc and now in 2020 engage in the same manner. Itโ€™s not for social activism its for gaining clout fast & performance for white folks. ++

back to unloading my new book purchases, laundry, and searching for new enamel pins


i just had to let that off my chest cause i'm damn sick of white people having zero boundaries and thinking sharing your fucked up opinions is a form of digital camaraderie that is isn't........๐Ÿ™ƒ

buy a journal

buy a subscription to talkspace online therapy

buy a me and white supremacy workbook for all i care

join a showing up for racial justice or white people processing our epic mess group

figure out your shit in a corner, over there

FAARRR away from me

i don't need to know the depths of what you don't understand

i don't need to be privy to your epic lack of self-awareness when you speak to non-white people

i don't need to be reminded that your poor attempts at online "anti-racism" are just some sloppy stunts and shows

leave me be........

i've said it once and i'll say it again

you have your own profiles to post this nonsense on

white people really don't need to show me the limits of y'alls imaginations when it comes to non-white survivance

i've seeped in your intellectual mediocrity for 20 years in the U.S education system

i don't need a regular refresher....

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz LITERALLY wrote a book called "All the Real Indians Died Off: And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans"

but yet some of y'all see fit to really say "it would be impossible to center indigenous people in environmental efforts cause....they're gone"

as if that isn't a myth perpetuated by settler colonialism........

wheeewww! the caucasity!

someone actually came into my mentions for a thread I mentioned months ago to say "where I live in Virginia all the indigenous people are gone"

which....i'm willing to bet is 100% not true but whatever Settler Sam. Whatever you need to believe to help you sleep at night

do white people on mastodon ever stop defending their investments in settler colonialism?

particularly in people's mentions? y'all take a break? ever?

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