i'm trying very hard to be anti-racist, but occasionally i will relapse and say slurs 🤗 please be patient with me uwu
liberals tend to talk about racism like it's a personality flaw — like 'they just need to be shown kindness :)) then they will stop perpetuating systematic oppression :)))' — and i think a subset of white leftists talk about it like you'd talk about neurodivergence: 'i don't like making eye contact', 'i will occasionally make loud noises or repeat words', 'sometimes i will claim blackface isn't racist'. and frankly i think that's worse
worse b/c it obscures the actual character of racism as a social institution, unloads the work to bipoc around you by requiring them to 'be patient' instead of you not acting racist in the first place & lays the ground for blaming them if they aren't accommodating enough (we've seen this happen any number of times on here), and pathologises racism
if you feel the need to lay a disclaimer about how you're 'still unlearning white supremacy' or whatever, maybe just don't go near bipoc people? if you apparently can't trust yourself not to turn into margaret thatcher?
@esvrld tempted to farcically ask to tag this racism meta but also know i cannot parody the kinds of people that would do this effectively
@esvrld god seriously fuck everyone who does this
@esvrld if they do it as deliberate trolling, still, fuck them
@esvrld this is like how eventually I got fed up and started telling cis guys “you should carry a rape whistle when you go out and if you think you might rape someone, blow the whistle so your friends can stop you”
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